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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
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Audiology

A county-wide service providing the coordination of the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme   Health Visitors currently provide Newborn Hearing Screening usually in the family home.. For babies that require the secondary Newborn Hearing   Screen (AABR), The Newborn Hearing Screening Team will either offer a community clinic appointment or home visit.

The School hearing sweep test is carried out in school for all reception aged children by the School Health Nursing Teams.

Client group

Children and young people aged 0 to 18 years.

How the service is accessed

All eligible babies are offered a Newborn Hearing Screen. 

School sweep offered to all children in reception year. Referrals for school age hearing assessment are also accepted from a range of professionals most frequently GP’s  and Speech and Language Therapists. 

Referrals for pre school hearing assessments are managed by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and are accepted from a range of professionals most frequently Health Visitors and Speech and Language Therapists.  

Service base

The Newborn Hearing Screening Team are based at Isaac Maddox House, Worcester

The School Age Audiometric Team are based at Isaac Maddox House Worcester, and provide Hearing assessment community clinics and at schools throughout the county. 

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Geographical area covered by the team

Worcestershire. 

Key contacts

Newborn Hearing Screening Team
Judith Ralphs Local Manager NHSP - 01905 681706
NHSP Administrator – 01905 681705/681706

School Age Audiology Team

Aimee Sawyer  Audiometric Nurse – 01905 681700

Yvette Matthews Audiometric Nurse – 01905 681509

Samantha Harris –Administrator – 01905 681701

Dorothy Barber-Hunt Administrator – 01905 681702




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