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Children's Audiology

The children’s audiology service aims to diagnose and manage hearing loss for children in East Cheshire. We accept new patients aged 0 – 18 years.

Appointments are available Monday – Friday  09.00 – 16.30 and take place at Macclesfield District General Hospital with occasional sessions at other community sites.

Making an appointment

All our appointments are out-patient appointments. Our 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 babies referred automatically via the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP).

Contact Details

Children's Audiology

Main Outpatients Dept, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL

Phone: 01625 661754 (audiology secretary)

Phone: 01625 663333 (appointments)

Email: ecn-tr.childrensaudiology@nhs.net

It may be necessary to leave a message – someone will get back to you within 1 working day

Services offered

  • Hearing aid fitting using a range of digital hearing aids
  • Protocols including real ear measurements
  • Ear mould service for hearing aid wearers
  • Multidisciplinary habilitation programmes
  • Ear moulds for swimming and noise protection

Staff

Clinical Lead: Robert Johnson
Paediatric Audiologists: Susan Donald and Becky Metcalfe
Admin Assistants: Hazel Douce
Secretary: Rita Ledgar

Repairs/batteries

For existing patients hearing aid repair appointments are available at 16.00 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please contact us in advance. Batteries for hearing aids and cochlear implants can be collected from Macclesfield District General Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Macclesfield Health Hub, Knutsford Community Hospital and Wilmslow Health Centre (opening times vary).

Additional support

Verbal and BSL Interpreters are available.

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.