Preparing for your Audiology appointment

Female nurse We suggest that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so that you have plenty of time to check in and complete any forms. If you cannot attend the appointment, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting us on 0121 333 9366.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter and remember to bring your child's red book. We recommend, where possible, that you do not bring any other small children with you to the appointment, this is so that your child won't get distracted and so that we can get the most out of your appointment.

In addition, it would be helpful if you could bring the following:

  • Your full address and telephone number(s)
  • Your appointment card and appointment letter
  • GP’s name and address.

Please remember to switch off mobile phones when you go in for your appointment.

What to expect

Your child will likely have been referred to our service by any of a number of professionals including your family doctor, health visitor, school nurse or a paediatrician. The referral may be because there is concern about their hearing or speech and language development, or if it is important to exclude a hearing loss.

At your initial appointment you will meet a paediatric audiologist where your child will be asked questions about their hearing, their ears may be examined and we might give them a hearing test.

The paediatric audiologist will then explain and discuss the results of the hearing tests with you and then they will let you know if you need another appointment.

We will also send a written report on the management of the child's hearing to you and your family doctor, as well as any other health professionals who may have referred you.