The Paediatric Audiology Service comprises both audiologists,
clinical scientists and support staff who are all based at Trafford
General Hospital. We also have clinics at Altrincham Hospital and
at Chapel Road Clinic in Sale.
Making an appointment
The Paediatric Audiology Service accepts referrals from a wide
range of professionals, including: GPs, ENT surgeons,
paediatricians, school nurses, health visitors, speech and language
therapists and neurologists, as well as children referred
automatically via the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
Our clinics are run by appointment only from 9am till 4pm,
Monday to Friday, at:
- Trafford General Hospital
- Altrincham Hospital
- Chapel Road Clinic
If you require hearing-aid batteries, these are available to
collect in person from Trafford General Hospital, Altrincham
Hospital, Chapel Road and Partington Health Centre. You can also
have them posted to you from Trafford General Hospital.
Tel: 0161 746 2911
Fax/minicom: 0161 746 2450
(available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm)
TypeTalk: 18001 0161 746 2911
Please note that it may be necessary to leave a message and
someone will get back to you.
The Audiology department has many leaflets for patients and
these are provided, when necessary, following the appointment. You
may also find the following external websites useful.
We are not responsible for the content of external
A charity offering services for deaf and hard of hearing people
and also provide information and support on all aspects of
deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.
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Head of Audiology: Dr Greg Nassar (Principal Clinical Scientist
Lead Paediatric Audiologist: Adam Walker (Clinical Scientist -
Clinical Scientist (Audiology) - Penny Bellis
Paediatric Audiology Assistant - Pauline Archer
Paediatric Audiology Secretary - Mandy Warburton
The Paediatric Audiology Service will undertake assessments on
children for a wide range of reasons, including:
- Parental / professional concern
- If there are concerns regarding hearing or speech and language
- Glue ear
- When there is a strong family history of congenital hearing
- Frequent ear infections
- In the case of serious childhood illness - e.g. meningitis
- When a child requires follow-up from the Newborn Hearing
- As part of a routine battery of assessments for children
Referral can be made by letter, email or by a pre-agreed
referral form from any of the above professionals.
The Paediatric Audiology Service has close links with the
University of Manchester as well as with other departments in the
North West to provide training for Audiology students and trainee
clinical scientists. Therefore, trainees or students may
observe or perform part of the appointment. Trainees and
students are always directly supervised by a clinical scientist in
Audiology who may be observing the appointment from an adjoining