Newborn Hearing Screening Service

Newborn Hearing Screening Service

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The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme is a sector wide programme provided by Whittington Health offering hearing screening to all babies born across North Central London (NCL). The screening teams are based at the Whittington Hospital, Royal Free, UCLH, Barnet Hospital, and North Middlesex University Hospital.

Screening is provided seven days a week and aim to screen as many babies as inpatients prior to discharge.

Home births and any babies missed as inpatients will be offered an appointment in one of our community clinics across NCL within four weeks of birth.
Babies who are identified as requiring further diagnostic testing are referred by Newborn Hearing to the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital for Barnet, Camden and Islington residents and St Annís Audiology Service for Haringey and Enfield residents.

Client Groups

All newborn babies born or resident within Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield or Haringey.


Phone the Team Administrator on 020 3316 8735 to arrange an appointment.


The Childrenís Hearing Screening Working Group meets to ensure that all services designed to support deaf children and their families work in a co-ordinated way. The group includes representatives from health, social care, education, the local voluntary sector and crucially parents of deaf children.

Useful resources

Lead manager

Lucero Billeter
All parents of newborns are automatically offered a Newborn Hearing Test. Screening is a Universal Service offered to all babies born.
Page last updated: 09 Feb 2023
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