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Audiology (Children)

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 (NHSP).

Clinics

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.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Audiology reception
Tel: 0161 746 2911
Email: trafford.paedaudiology@nhs.net
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.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT:

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 websites.

RNID
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.

Hearing Concern LINK
A national charity for the deaf and hard of hearing. Offers advice, campaign details and news and events information.

NDCS
A charity for deaf children based in the United Kingdom.

STAFF

Head of Audiology: Dr Greg Nassar (Principal Clinical Scientist - Audiology)

Lead Paediatric Audiologist: Adam Walker (Clinical Scientist - Audiology)

Clinical Scientist (Audiology) - Penny Bellis

Paediatric Audiologist - Nasimma Khatun

Paediatric Audiology Assistant - Pauline Archer

Paediatric Audiology Secretary - Mandy Warburton

CONDITIONS

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 development
  • Glue ear
  • When there is a strong family history of congenital hearing loss
  • Frequent ear infections
  • In the case of serious childhood illness - e.g. meningitis
  • When a child requires follow-up from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
  • As part of a routine battery of assessments for children

REFERRALS

Referral can be made by letter, email or by a pre-agreed referral form from any of the above professionals.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 room.