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Children's interactive website
Visit our interactive website designed for young patients between the ages of 8-12. You'll find lots of information about what happens at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and some fun activities too.
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National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
The National Deaf Children's Society provides support, information and advice for deaf children, young people and their families.
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The Family Centre (Deaf Children)
The Family Centre (Deaf Children) is a small local charity supporting over 190 families that have a deaf child or deaf parent.
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Children's Hearing Centre

Welcome to the Children's Hearing Centre (CHC) based at St Michael's Hospital in central Bristol. We provide the paediatric audiology service for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

We offer hearing assessments for children from birth onwards. Children identified with a hearing loss receive appropriate treatment, support, care and on-going monitoring. We work collaboratively with other professionals as well as the child and their family.

In addition we offer close links with the West of England Cochlear Implant Programme which also offers a specialist clinic for bone anchored hearing devices.

About us
Within the Children's Hearing Centre we have a multi-disciplinary team enabling us to assess and treat children of all ages and abilities.
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Hearing aids
The most common types of hearing aid worn by children are behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. They can be fitted to people of all ages and are suitable for very young babies upwards.
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Types of hearing loss
There are different causes, types and severities of hearing loss. Treatment options can only be determined once the type and cause of the hearing loss is identified.
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Newborn hearing screening
The Avon Newborn Hearing Screening Programme is based at the Children's Hearing Centre, St Michael's Hospital in Bristol.
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Moving on
Transition from paediatric to adult audiology services.
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Referrals
If your child is referred to our service due to concern about their hearing, then they will be seen for an assessment of their hearing and middle ear function.
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