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Who's it for?

This service is for children aged 0 – 18 years who are born deaf or become deaf early in life. A referral to our service can be made by your child’s audiologist. We also accept referrals from other hearing service professionals who may have concerns related to your child’s hearing loss where the cause may have already been known and investigated in the past. These may include teachers of the deaf, speech and language therapists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors. There are many reasons why a child can be born deaf or becomes deaf early in life. The purpose of our clinic is to try and identify a cause for your child’s permanent hearing loss. In the majority of cases, we may not always be able to identify a cause despite appropriate investigations.

What we offer?

The clinic will be delivered by community paediatricians (doctors) at three sites - Wortley Beck Health Centre, Reginald Centre and  St George’s Centre. You will receive a letter to say that we have accepted a referral for your child. If you wish for your child to be seen please contact us on the number provided to confirm this. We will aim to see your child within 12 weeks of referral but on occasions you may need to wait longer.

What happens in the clinic?

  • The doctor will conduct a medical review which includes detailed medical, developmental, family and social history, as well as a thorough clinical examination.
  • Your child’s physical health and developmental needs are assessed.
  • We will signpost your child to the appropriate services if necessary.
  • Once all investigations are completed and there are no other medical concerns, your child will be discharged.


Please view the ICAN referrals page

Tel: 0113 843 3620 

Our service operates out of the following bases:

8:30am- 5:00pm Monday - Friday 

ICAN East Hub

Reginald Centre
263 Chapeltown Road

Tel: 0113 843 5700

ICAN South Hub

St George's Centre
St George's Road
LS10 4UZ

Tel: 0113 843 2000

ICAN West Hub

Wortley Beck Health Centre
Ring Road
Lower Wortley
LS12 5SG

Tel: 0113 843 8000

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