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Referral criteria and response time
The Children's Hearing Centre receives referrals from:
- Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP)
- General Practitioners (GP's)
- Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Consultants
- Health Visitors
- Speech and Language Therapists
- School Nurses
- School Hearing Screener
If you are concerned about your child’s hearing, please speak to your health visitor or GP about a referral to our service.
We aim to see children within 6 weeks of receipt of a referral in most cases, or sooner if there is an urgent need (for example post-meningitis, or if there is a sudden change in hearing).