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Preparing for your child's audiology appointment

Your child may have been referred to us for a hearing test by your GP, Health Visitor or other professional or they may have been seen in Audiology previously and need a further hearing test. How we assess their hearing will depend on their age and development, but it will usually include a listening game or task. If we have asked you to practice certain games before you attend, please do so as it is likely to make the appointment more fun and successful for your child.

If your child is aged over 2 and a half years of age, there are some activities that can be practiced at home before their appointment. Follow this link to view information that outlines these activities.

Your child may not be used to seeing clinicians. Therefore, you may wish to show them friendly cartoon images on the internet first so that they are more comfortable with us.

If you are attending for a hearing aid review, please make sure to bring the hearing aids plus any accessories along with you.

Please let us know if you require communication support or if you have any special requirements. If you or your child are medically vulnerable and wish for the staff member to wear a face mask, please tell the staff member at the appointment. Alternatively, please contact the department on the above contact information before the appointment to discuss your requirements.

Below are some photos of some of our clinic rooms and waiting areas:

Singleton Hospital

Image shows double wooden doors with a keypad lock in the middle. There is a sign above the door stating “Childrens Outpatients”. Children's outpatient entrance, Singleton Hospital

Image shows the corner of the children’s waiting room with pairs of red and yellow chairs placed around the room. There is an information board covered in posters next to a TV playing cartoons. Children's outpatient waiting room, Singleton Hospital

Image shows the audiologist’s desk on the far wall of the room, with some patient hearing testing apparatus beside it. Audiology room, Singleton Hospital

Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Image shows grey chairs in the lined up in a waiting room. Audiology waiting room, Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Image shows grey chairs in the lined up across the back window and the middle of the room. There are notice boards along the side wall. Audiology room, Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Gorseinon Hospital

Image shows 4 rows of grey chairs in a large room with posters on the wall. There are double glass doors in the corner of the room leading to the outpatient department. Waiting room, Gorseinon Hospital

Image shows small office with the Audiologists desk in the corner and a wooden patient’s chair beside it. Audiology room, Gorseinon Hospital

Sway Road Morriston Clinic

Image shows 3 coloured chairs in a corridor along the walls surrounded by 4 audiology room doors. Waiting room, Sway Road Morriston Clinic

Image shows two grey chairs in front of a blue wall next to the audiologist desk. Audiology room, Sway Road Morriston Clinic

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.

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