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Medical audiology follow up from newborn hearing tests

My baby has been referred to hearing services at Sheffield Children’s – what happens next?

You will be sent an appointment to attend a joint clinic with audiology professionals and a specialist paediatrician. We are based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital on Western Bank on C floor, by the Green stairs and lifts.

What will happen at this appointment?

We will talk about the results of your baby’s hearing test with you and agree the next steps. These may include further assessment or steps to manage any hearing loss. The specialist doctor will talk about other medical tests that may be needed for children identified with a hearing loss and also consider your child’s development. Appointments usually last around 1 hour.

What follow up will there be after this appointment?

We may plan further assessment of your baby’s hearing. If it would help your baby at this time to have hearing aids we may start the process.

We may talk with you a long term plan for reviewing your baby’s hearing

Where can I get additional support and information?

We can provide contact information to professionals and voluntary agencies who can help.

Contact us

Hearing Services reception, call 0114 271 7450 and ask for a member of the senior team:

  • Department Manager – Teresa Loxley
  • Lead Audiologists – Suzanne Carrick, Kim Smith, Nadia Rafiq, Samantha Lear, Louisa Temple
  • Specialist Health Visitor – Fiona McNeill
  • Specialist Paediatrician – Dr Marina Ranczuch

More information about hearing is available from the National Deaf Children’s Society
Telephone: 0808 800 8880
www.ndcs.org.uk

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Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

Resource number: AUD18

Resource Type: Article

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SCH Hearing Services Reception – 0114 2717450 and ask for a member of the senior team :

 

  • Department Manager – Suzanne Carrick
  • Lead Audiologists – Kim Smith and Louisa Temple.
  • Specialist Paediatrician – Dr Marina Ranczuch
  • Specialist Health Visitor – Fiona McNeill

More information about hearing is available from the

National Deaf Children’s Society

Freephone help line 0808 800 8880

www.ndcs.org.uk

NHS

Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TH

United Kingdom

Switchboard: 0114 271 7000

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