Audiology

Who we are 

The PCH Audiology department is equipped to provide a comprehensive range of hearing and balance-related services for infants, children and adolescents from birth to 16 years of age.

We work closely with both the Ear, Nose, Throat and Otolaryngology (ENT) department, which provides surgical services for complex ear, nose and throat conditions, and the WA Newborn Hearing Screening Program to ensure infants suspected of having hearing difficulty are promptly managed.

Services we provide

Our experienced team of audiologists sees inpatients and outpatients for a range of services including:

  • Behavioural hearing assessment
  • Electrophysiological assessment of hearing and balance disorders
  • Cochlear, middle ear and bone conduction implant assessment and management through the Children’s Hearing Implant Program (CHIP)
  • Intraoperative support
  • Ototoxic monitoring
  • Early diagnosis of hearing impairment in conjunction with the WA Newborn Hearing Screening Program
  • Prevention of hearing and auditory problems through education programs and research.

Referrals

All Specialist Rooms, GP’s and WACHS referrers are being advised to direct all non-urgent referrals for PCH outpatient services to the Central Referral Service. 

Phone

1300 551 142 

Fax 

1300 365 056 

Online

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Central-Referral-Service-guide-for-referrers 

  • New referrals will be assessed against the eligibility guidelines and prioritised according to medical need.
  • Referrals from Nurse Practitioners, other non-medical referrers and private hospitals (including those with a private-public partnership) are to be directed to PCH Referral Office.
  • All urgent referrals are to be sent to the PCH Referral Office.
  • Urgent referrals must always be discussed with the PCH Consultant / Registrar on call before the referral is sent.
  • The referral needs to include the name of the Consultant/ Registrar the referrer spoke to.
  • Each referral is to be faxed individually.

PCH switchboard

6456 2222

PCH Referral Office fax

6456 0097

PCH Referral Office email

pch.referrals@health.wa.gov.au

Inpatients attending PCH for hearing-related issues are usually admitted to the hospital under the care of an ENT consultant, who works closely with our audiologists to provide family-centred care in line with the principles of best practice.

Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

We also provide services to PCH inpatient services during these hours.

Location

Audiology clinics are located on the Ground Level of the PCH Outpatient Department. 

View the PCH map for more information.

Contact

Phone: 6456 2222 (PCH switchboard).