About the Audiological Medicine department

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the audiology service is currently operating a significantly reduced service. Our clinical teams have looked carefully at every procedure, admission and appointment we have planned to work out whether we can reschedule it safely.

If your child’s appointment has been cancelled, we will contact you to arrange another appointment.

Please be aware that there will be audiologists on site on Tuesdays and Thursdays only until further notice. If you email us or leave a voicemail we will contact you as soon as possible.

If your child’s hearing device is broken or not working please contact us. We will advise you how to proceed to ensure it is repaired as quickly as possible.

Contact details:

Email – audiology.info@gosh.nhs.uk

Phone – 02078138315

We appreciate your patience during the difficult time and we hope you stay safe and well. For more information see our FAQS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for children, young people and families.

Find out about the Audiological Medicine department at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Audiological medicine is a medical speciality providing diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of hearing and balance. Hearing problems also include tinnitus and auditory processing disorders.

At Great Ormond Street Hospital we see patients as young as newborns right through to the late teenage years, and accept referrals from within the hospital and from external consultants.

A range of technology is used to assist patients with hearing deficits including digital hearing aids, bone anchored hearing aids, cochlear implants and vibrotactile aids. The team of audiologists, clinical scientists and audiovestibular physicians provide an integrated service.

We provide a routine service for the fitting of digital hearing aids, being a second wave site on the NHS national Modernising Hearing Aid Services programme.  

In addition, we have developed a number of protocols and contributed to the formulation of several national guidelines for the management of children with the following conditions:

  • Auditory neuropathy/auditory dys-synchrony (designated as a national centre)
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Balance disorders in children
  • Bone anchored hearing aids
  • Management of patients with ototoxicity