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Children's Hearing Services

Children's Hearing Services

Service Outline

Children’s Hearing Services delivers high quality services to children with hearing impairment and their families who live in the North Derbyshire area.

Hearing assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management and support is delivered at The Royal Hospital, Buxton Health Centre and a number of local health centres. The service and support is also offered in Special School settings in North Derbyshire.

The age range seen within the service is newborn to 16 years old when patients are transitioned to adult services through the specialist pathway.

The service has a close working relationship with Paediatrics and ENT in North Derbyshire and has Specialist Scientific Services delivered locally by working in collaboration with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Children’s Hearing Services Working Group consists of professionals from within the service, Education, Social Services, Derbyshire Health, parents and voluntary sector members including National Deaf Children’s Society, working together to improve services for children with hearing impairment in the region. The service is a member of the South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Paediatric Audiology Network.

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