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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) is a small local charity supporting over 190 families that have a deaf child or deaf parent.
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About us

The Children's Hearing Centre exists as part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of clinical scientists, audiologists, audiology assistants and administrative support. We assess, manage and treat children of all ages and abilities, including children with complex additional needs, in a timely and efficient manner.  We liaise closely with our colleagues in the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP), ENT doctors, the adult audiology team and the education support service for hearing impaired children to ensure a thorough and smooth service is provided for all children.

Our opening hours are 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed on weekends and on bank holidays.

Contact details:

Children's Hearing Centre,
St Michael's Hospital,
Southwell Street,

Tel: 0117 342 1611   

Email: Please use this email for requesting additional sundries (for example: hearing aid batteries, tubing and drying pots).

Audiology clinics are currently held at:

  • Children's Hearing Centre at St Michael's Hospital, Bristol
  • Children's Outpatients (Carousel, Level D) Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol

Appointments are offered in our clinics 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

Please check your appointment letter carefully to ensure you attend the correct clinic.

Travelling to and from our hospitals

Key members of Staff:

  • Head of department: Joannie O'Connell
  • Deputy head of department: Christopher Morley
  • Administrative manager: Jenny Harper
  • Newborn hearing screening programme local manager: Liz Hennessy
  • Paediatric cochlear implant programme coordinator: Jenny Maddocks
  • Paediatrician: Dr A Eggers

We hope this website will cover all the information you may need in advance of your visit to the Children's Hearing Centre and for the continued support of your child. Further information regarding your visit to the audiology clinic can be found in the leaflet:  Welcome to the Children's Hearing Centre.

Children's Hearing Centre leaflets

View all of the Children's Hearing Centre leaflets here.

Welcome to the Children's Hearing Centre 

Ben and Betsy go to the Children's Hearing Centre