Children's audiology

A specialist community children’s hearing service treating hearing loss and/or balance disorders

Find out more about the service including information on how to refer.

Service overview

  • Testing of hearing of children from age 7 months of age to 18 years of age, using a variety of age and developmentally appropriate tests
  • Dedicated sound proof test rooms using the most up to date testing equipment and hearing aids available
  • Fitting and regularly monitoring children with a confirmed hearing loss and those wearing hearing aids, from birth until 18 years of age.
  • Investigation into the cause of permanent hearing loss
  • Close links with local specialist education service for children with hearing impairment
  • Work closely and run joint clinics with consultant paediatric ENT surgeons
  • Specialist paediatric audiologists (Clinical scientists (Audiology))
  • Specialist audiovestibular physician looking into the cause of hearing, balance and tinnitus problems.

We treat

Hearing loss both temporary and permanent in children, fitting hearing aids and monitoring permanent and temporary problems. We also rule out hearing loss in children with additional needs, e.g. speech and language delay, autism, complex needs, Down’s syndrome

Referral criteria

Children with a GP within Croydon CCG.
Children under the age of 18 years

How to refer



020 8274 6866


Dr Karen Gaudoin - Head of Service, Clinical Scientist (Audiology)
Dr Simone Walter - Consultant Audiovestibular physician
Sokratis Mouratidis - Clinical Scientist (Audiology)

Contact information


020 8401 3982


Crystal Children’s Development Centre, Malling Close, Croydon CR0 7YD


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