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Children's Audiology

Hackney Ark,
Down Park Road,
E8 2FP
Telephone: 020 7014 7010
020 7014 7034


The Children's Audiology service sees children and young people with difficulties concerning their hearing or balance. The service can offer hearing aids where appropriate.

We offer long term follow up for children with a permanent hearing loss.

The service offers:

  • Hearing tests
  • Diagnosis of hearing problems
  • Hearing aids where appropriate
  • Long term follow up for children with a permanent hearing loss
  • Children requiring further specialist input e.g. cochlear implant, grommets (sometimes used to treat conditions such as ‘glue ear’) may be referred to other suitable services
  • Close working with other services children with hearing issues may use, such as speech and language therapy and specialist teachers
  • Help for children with complex needs

Children requiring further specialist input e.g. cochlear implant, grommets may be referred to other suitable services

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed on Bank Holidays

Other Details



Referral required?


Referral Details

Referrals are accepted from professionals such as GPs and speciality doctors, therapists and health visitors. 

What to do if you have a complaint

You can talk to PALS who provide confidential advice and support to patients, families and their carers, and can provide information on the NHS and health related matters. This service is integrated with our Health and Cancer Information Service, based at the main entrance to the hospital. PALS Telephone: 020 8510 7315 Email:

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 56, 67, 76, 149, 243, 276

Train: Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs

Parking: limited parking for patients

Transport to Service: for some children & young people depending on their mobility needs

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Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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