Royal Berkshire Hospital - Children's Hearing Service


Hearing Service

Provides hearing assessment and rehabilitation of hearing loss including counselling, fitting and programming of hearing aids and advice on their use and management.


Hearing Therapy and Tinnitus

Provides support go children with hearing loss or help with managing bothersome tinnitus, hyperacusis or have auditory processing difficulties.


Balance Clinic

Children with suspected ear-related dizziness may be referred to the Balance Clinic service for assessment and rehabilitation of balance organ disorders. ENT assessment will be part of the pathway.


Referrals are accepted from a wide range of health professionals:

  • GP
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • From the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
  • Health Visitor
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant
  • School Nurse
  • Paediatrician


Children may be referred to the service for the following reasons:

  • A follow up appointment may have been made following the Newborn Hearing Screen
  • A child may not have passed their routine school hearing test
  • It is routine for all children with delayed speech and language to their hearing checked. This referral could be made as part of the Health Visitor’s two-year check
  • Request from another professional, such as a Paediatrician
  • Parental concerns

Who to contact

0118 322 7238 0118 322 7238
Royal Berkshire Hospital - Children's Hearing Services
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Where to go

Royal Berkshire Hospital
London Road
Directions to RG1 5AN

Henley (Townlands) Hospital

York Road




West Berkshire Community Hospital

Benham Hill

London Road


RG18 3AS


Royal Berkshire Bracknell Healthspace

Eastern Gate


RG12 9RT

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8.30 am to 5 pm / Tues 8am to 6 pm


Other notes

Wheelchair access to the building


An interpreter can be booked with prior notice


Patient information in range of languages


Transport booked via the GP


Specialist Adult with Learning Disabilities Clinic


Domiciliary / ward appointments available

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated


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Contact the Team

Family Information Service 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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