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Colchester Hospital

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01206 747 474

Ipswich Hospital

We run clinics for babies who were born at home or who we could not test while they were in the hospital. The hearing screening team will telephone you to arrange an appointment.

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01473 707 315

The importance of hearing tests

Parents can choose to have their baby’s hearing tested by our team.

Tests happen within the first few days of a baby being born. It is important we find hearing problems early as they affect a baby’s development.

After the tests, our team can provide support and information about hearing problems.

 

Will I have to bring my baby to a clinic?

We try to perform the hearing tests while the baby is still in hospital – on the postnatal ward or in the neonatal unit.  We do run clinics for babies who were born at home and for any baby we did not manage to test while they were in hospital.

For information about babies’ hearing service, please visit the NHS Choices website.

For information about the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) please visit the UK Government’s website.

Will I have to bring my baby to a clinic?

We try to perform the hearing tests while the baby is still in hospital – on the postnatal ward or in the neonatal unit.  We do run clinics for babies who were born at home and for any baby we did not manage to test while they were in hospital.

For information about babies’ hearing service, please visit the NHS Choices website.

For information about the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) please visit the UK Government’s website.

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