Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

Early detection of hearing problems in newborn babies  

The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) is part of our audiology service. It provides hearing screening for all newborn babies.

Hearing screen tests allow babies who have a hearing loss to be identified early, so that diagnosis, intervention, habilitation and support and information to families is provided at a very early stage.

We carry out the screening tests at:

  • St Thomas' Hospital
  • King's College Hospital
  • University Hospital Lewisham
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Princess Royal University Hospital

Ideally, a hearing screen should be carried out within four weeks of birth, but can also be carried out at up to three months of age. Babies who do not receive a hearing screen after they are born are offered screening in our outpatient clinics.

The NHSP will refer babies to the audiology service for further hearing investigations if this is appropriate. 


 Tel: 020 3049 8582

How to find us

Clinic locations

Children's and young people's audiology centre
St Thomas' Hospital, South Wing, staircase C, 2nd floor, Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Sunshine House (Camberwell), 27 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UH 

Kaleidoscope (Catford),
Rushey Green,
London, SE6 4JF

Dolphin children's clinic (Woolwich), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stadium Road, London, SE18 4QH

Queen Mary's Hospital (Sidcup), Block B, 2nd floor, Women's services (community midwives), Frognal Avenue, Kent, DA14 6LT

Beckenham Beacon (Beckenham), Antenatal clinic, 395 Croydon Road, Kent, BR3 3QL