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Your visit to hearing services

waiting room and playroom

Hello! Welcome to hearing services. Please sit or play in our waiting room. When it is your turn we will call your name.

A photograph of the clinic room

In our special rooms we will have a talk about your ears.


Illustration of nurse shining a torch into child's ear

We will look in your ears with a special torch.


Illustration of child sitting at a table with headphones on and looking at a screen

Now it is time to play a listening game.

Illustration of headphones

First, we need headphones.

Illustration of child with headphones on and with a remote control in their hand to press a button

If you hear a sound, you can press a button.


boat with figurines sat in it

Or put a someone in the boat.


Equipment and graph showing eardrum movement

We might use a computer that tickles your ear. It draws a picture of how your ear drums move.


Illustration of child, parents and psychologist together

Nearly done, just a bit more talking.


Illustration of child waving goodbye

You have finished! Well done. Home time now, goodbye!


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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not 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 this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: AUD32

Resource Type: Article

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