Paediatric Audiology Department – Mid Essex

Paediatric Audiology at Mid Essex’s Broomfield Hospital is offered by qualified and experienced and registered Paediatric Audiologists who work as part of a wider team which also include Adult Audiology Service.

The service provides a range of comprehensive peer reviewed diagnostic assessments of hearing function, intensive rehabilitation of babies and children requiring hearing aids and those at pre-cochlea implantation stages. We also provide intensive hearing therapy sessions that covers effective communication and listening tactics. Since April 2004 all children are now being fitted with digital hearing aids for better speech and language outcomes.

With the introduction of National Neonatal Screening Programme in January 2004, all new born babies receive hearing screening and this has led the way forward in early diagnosis and interventional care for babies identified with a permanent hearing loss. We aim to provide a patient focused package of care whilst recognising and balancing family values.

Our service support the Ear, Nose & Throat clinics, Working in supporting children with identified temporary conductive hearing loss and those with permanent congenital hearing loss which often require investigations such as genetics, infection markers and syndromes linked to progression of hearing impairment. Service also support Cleft Services.

Who the service provides for

Audiology operates independently and alongside the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Department including satellite clinics held at St Peters Hospital in Maldon and Braintree Community Hospital. Please note that satellite clinics will only cater for children over 4 years of age. Under 4’s can only be seen at Broomfield site.

We cater for children and young people between the ages of 0-19 and up to 25 years of age for those who are in full time education or with additional needs other than hearing

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday 08:30am to 1700 Hrs Flexibility for some evening clinics at 1700 & 1800 Hrs

How the service is accessed

Referral route is via:-
Consultant Surgeon
Ear, Nose & Throat Dept.
3 Court Road

There is no direct referral pathway into Paediatric audiology from GP Services or other referral partner organisations.

Phone number

01245 513101

Operational locations

  • Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Maldon


Broomfield Hospital
3 Court Road