Paediatric audiology and audio-vestibular medicine

Hearing and balance services for children

The assessment and rehabilitation of children with hearing loss or balance disorders

Hearing and balance services for children

We take an holistic, child-focused approach to paediatric audiology and audio-vestibular medicine. As the largest and most comprehensive private provider of diagnostic and rehabilitative hearing services in the UK, we're able to offer children clinical and diagnostic services that are usually only found in a small number of teaching hospitals and research facilities.

These services include conductive hearing loss, glue ear, sensorineural hearing loss (damage to the hair cells in the cochlea), newborn hearing investigation, balance problems and central auditory processing disorders.

Our audiology expertise


Our paediatric audiology consultants are leaders in their field and work closely with ear, nose and throat consultants.

  • Hearing loss assessment

    Need to know

    Speech audiometry helps to determine the degree and type of hearing loss a person has. It is used to assess your word recognition abilities, your level of discomfort or tolerance to speech stimuli and to determine the correct levels for any amplifying devices, such as hearing aids.

Our audiology team

Our teams assess hearing loss and offer rehabilitation for children of all developmental ages, from a newborn to school-leaving age. Children are commonly referred to the service by their GP or an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist paediatrician.


Our team of audiologists and physiotherapists specialising in balance disorders, are experienced in working with children and supporting them through investigations and treatment. 

Young patient with consultant

Our location

Our audiology team are located at The Portland Hospital where they can treat children as an inpatient or outpatient.

Request an appointment with a paediatric specialist

To request an appointment, call the paediatric unit on the number below. 

020 3918 6525
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