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.
Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
First floor, Rogerson Building, Paediatric Outpatients Area 3
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.
(08) 8161 7492
(08) 8161 8779
Children's Audiology Services
WCH Audiology Clinic
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
South Australia 5006