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Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

The Audiology Unit provides a comprehensive evaluation of hearing. We test babies, toddlers, school age children and teenagers. We work closely with Allied Health Professionals and Ear Nose and Throat specialists.

The Audiology Unit provides a comprehensive evaluation of hearing. We test babies and toddlers, school age children and teenagers. We work very closely with Allied Health Professionals and Ear Nose and Throat Specialists.

We provide an Audiology service for Paediatric Inpatients and for Paediatric Outpatient clinics, as well as for other specialised clinics in the Hospital. We also accept outside referrals.

We specialise in the assessment of children under 5 years of age who have:

  • Suspected hearing loss
  • Speech and language delay or disorder
  • An 'at risk' history for hearing loss
  • Developmental delay or other disability
  • Behavioural or learning disorder.

Cochlear Implant Program

As part of our hearing loss management program, we provide services to children with severe to profound hearing loss who may be suitable for cochlear implantation. This includes close liaison with the ENT Department, Child Development Unit, Speech Pathology, Australian Hearing, and Educational Facilities. We provide long term management, programming (MAPping) of the Cochlear Implant, and post-operative evaluation.

How to access the service

We prefer a written referral from Medical/Allied Health specialists, posted or faxed to the Department.

Hours

Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location

First floor, Rogerson Building, Paediatric Outpatients Area 3

Further information

The early diagnosis of hearing loss is very important. Studies have shown that if a severe hearing loss is diagnosed in the first 3 months of life with intervention provided by 6 months of age, the outcome with respect to speech and language development is significantly improved.

Please discuss any concerns about your child's hearing with your GP, Child and Family Health Service worker or a medical specialist.

If you have continued concern please contact our unit directly.

Contact

Phone

(08) 8161 7492

Email

tony.marciano@sa.gov.au

Fax

(08) 8161 8779

Mailing address

Children's Audiology Services
WCH Audiology Clinic
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006