Families who want to have independent hearing advice and hearing aids for their children are often frustrated by the lack of skilled professionals and centres providing such a service. Tracy James opened the clinic in Berkshire with the aim of providing families with time and expertise in appointments, with wider choice for children’s hearing aid fittings.
The centre at the Burwood in Newbury is family friendly with an outdoor space, play and family room and tea and coffee making facilities. It also has lots of parking and is located at Mary Hare School, just off the M4 junction 13. Our facilities are designed for use with children. We will do all we can to ensure that you and your child feel comfortable and relaxed in our environment.
Our testing facilities include a sound proof room, audiometers, tympanometers and hearing aid verification equipment. We follow British Society of Audiology protocols and National Deaf Children Society guidance.
Appointments at the Children’s Centre for Audiology should be complementary and / or supplementary to NHS appointments. If your child has not seen an NHS practitioner and you suspect your child has a hearing loss you should ask to be referred to the NHS by your GP.
Reasons for Attending
Sometimes families attend appointments to have a second opinion regarding their child’s hearing levels/care. Other families like to attend because they don’t want to wait for their NHS appointment or want to try devices that are not available on the NHS. We will consider all aspects of your child’s care and history, in order to provide an holistic and multi-disciplinary approach.
What we offer
We offer a personalised service to you child and family by a children’s hearing specialist. All appointments will include a report that can be shared with relevant professionals, including audiology, speech and language therapy, ENT, and education. We aim to address your main concern in the appointment and will take tine to answer you questions and explain results. For children who wear hearing aids, we can explore alternative amplification options and hearing accessories.