The Hearing Screening Unit

The Hearing Screening Unit is part of the Department of Paediatric Audiological Medicine and covers Halton, St Helens & Knowsley. The service offers a Newborn Hearing Screen to all babies born at Whiston Hospital or those who are registered with a GP in our area.

Children failing the screen are referred on to Audiology for further testing.

We work with The Children's Audiology Service


Contact Details

0151 290 2022

The Hearing Screening Unit,
Level Two, Purple Zone, Ward 2E,
Whiston Hospital,
Warrington Road,
L35 5DR

Opening days / times
7 days a week

Additional Information

Age range

0 - 4

Disabled access info
Hospitals and clinics have disabled access
Availability comments

7 days a week at Whiston Hospital
Community Clinics-Appointments only
Lowe House - St Helens - Wednesday
Nutgrove Villa - alternate Friday
Whiston PCRC - alternate Friday
Tower Hill - Tuesday
Woodview - Widnes - Thursday
Hallwood Health Centre - Runcorn- Thursday

Outpatient Appointments can also be accomodated on the Maternity Ward 2E at Whiston Hospital by appointment only.

Things to know

Target Ages: Newborn-3 months for Newborn Hearing Screening .

We aim to complete the Newborn Hearing Screen within 4 weeks of birth and complete the screen before discharge for every baby born at Whiston Hospital.  The screen is offered by a trained screener and carried out at the bedside. 

Team Leader of the service is Alison Rimmer (Chief ).

All staff have a DBS.

Delivery period
7 days a week, 363 days a year (no service Xmas Day & New Years Day)

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