DIAGNOSIS

APD DIAGNOSIS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

For NHS testing:

  • Children and adults will need to have had a hearing test within the 3 months before referral .An NHS  referral won't be accepted if there is hearing loss, or glue ear, or grommets in place. But you might be able to be tested privately if the hearing loss is not severe.
  • When seeking a referral, please take the "APD testing centres" document with you, plus the document below "APD referrral process".
  • The centres on our list are only included on the basis of the information that they have provided. Where you go is your choice.
  • APD Support UK bears no responsibility for your choice of testing centre or any refusal to accept a referral. Any complaints should be made to the chosen testing centre if you are unhappy with their service.

N.B. If you are a professional who runs an APD testing centre that is not included in our list and you feel that it should be added, or you are a parent/patient who has been referred to a centre not on that list, either for yourself or your child, please email apd.support.uk@aol.co.uk

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APD TESTING CENTRES
UPDATED VERSION ADDED: 30th May 2022

The "APD testing centres" document below details the locations, referral and testing process for children and adults, with NHS and private options. These centres are the ONLY ones in England and Wales confirmed as currently providing FULL testing. The list is updated as new centres are added, as are any criteria provided. Please read all parts of the document, not just the list of testing centres: it has vital information on the testing and other details.
 
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 NEW APD REFERRAL PROCESS

When seeking a referral, for a child or yourself, please take this document with you to your GP or other professional (as well as the document "APD testing centres")  as they may not know the recommended APD referral process.

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ADDITIONAL TESTING CENTRE DOCUMENTS

N.B. Other centres' criteria are listed in the main "APD testing centres" document above.

NUFFIELD HEARING AND SPEECH CENTRE

  • These are the latest criteria, posted in February 2022.
  • Please read the criteria document carefully to avoid delays due to refused referrals.
  • Please click here for website.
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GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL/GOSH (NHS)
  • Criteria: © GOSH - From April 2018
  • ONLY accepts referrals for children living within the M25 area (Outer and Inner London) aged 7-16.
  • Please click here for website
  • GOSH now also provides private testing, Please contact them for details.
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SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY (Private)
  • An inter-disciplinary (multi-discipline) APD testing service. 
  • Currently unable to accept new referrals; updates will be posted when available.
  • Please click here for website

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Interdisciplinary Two Level APD Service.pdf Interdisciplinary Two Level APD Service.pdf
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THE HEARING CLINIC (Private)
The information opposite has been provided   on the tests used at their centres.

NEW: The Hearing Clinic has a new adult protocol  and now offers an optional APD management program for adults.
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THE APD CLINIC (Private)
The document opposite includes additional information to that included in the list of testing centres above. Please click here for website
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