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Hearing services for children

Child wearing headphones and holding button during hearing test.

Hearing assessments are performed for children of all ages in the paediatric audiology department and in the community audiology clinics.

The method of assessment will vary depending on the age and development of the child. However both behavioural and objective testing is possible for most children.

We also provide digital hearing aids for children diagnosed with permanent and temporary hearing loss and keep these children under regular review.

If you are concerned about your child's hearing, you will need a need a referral for hearing assessment from the GP, health visitor or another medical professional.

The assessment may take place in the paediatric outpatients department in Singleton Hospital, Neath Port Talbot Hospital or one of the community audiology clinics. Your child may initially be referred to the ear, nose and throat (ENT) Department if this is appropriate.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau ffôn yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi. Mae’r dudalen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg drwy bwyso’r botwm ar y dde ar frig y dudalen.

We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.