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The Paediatric Audiology and Audiovestibular Medicine department of the Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust provides a comprehensive range of services for children with all types of hearing and balance problems.

This may include children with:

  • Hearing loss due to Glue Ear
  • Permanent hearing loss in children
  • Children with speech and language delay
  • Children with Social and Communication disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Children with learning difficulties who need to have their hearing assessed
  • Children getting repeated ear infections
  • Children with increased sensitivity to loud sounds (Hyperacusis, sound intolerance)
  • Children complaining of noises in their ears (tinnitus)
  • Children who have problems with hearing and processing auditory information in spite of having normal hearing levels (Auditory Processing Difficulties)
  • Children complaining of dizziness or having balance problems that is thought to be inner ear related
  • Children who use hearing aids

The above list is not exhaustive and we also see children with other types of hearing or balance problems.

The department is based at St Catherine’s Health Centre, where there are purpose built state of the art facilities for carrying out hearing tests on children. 

We try and ensure that children referred to us are seen and managed within the NHS set time frame of 18 weeks from referral to treatment

Shankar Rangan

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Dr Shankar Rangan


Consultant Audiovestibular Physician (Paediatrics)

Paediatric Audiovestibular Medicine

Complex hearing problems in children including Auditory Processing Disorders and Auditory Neuropathy Balance problems in children and Motion sickness Tinnitus and Hyperacusis in children

Causes of permanent childhood hearing impairment, genetics of hearing impairment, balance disorders in children

Consultant Audiovestibular Physician in Peadiatrics at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals, based at St Catherine’s Health Centre


British Medical Association, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh,British Society of Audiology, Member of Publicity sub-committee of British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP), North West regional representative of British Association of Physicians in Audiology (BAPA)

Contact us

Department of Paediatric Audiology and Audio Vestibular Medicine

St Catherine's Health Centre

2nd Floor, Intermediate Suite

Church Road


CH42 0LQ


Tel: 0151 514 2526

      0151 514 2511

      0151 514 2508 (Secretary)


Answer Machine: 0151 514 2512

Email: wih-tr.paedaudio@nhs.net


Dr Shankar Rangan

Consultant Audiovestibular Physician and Head of Department

Shankar Rangan



Mrs Fiona Egerton

Senior Paediatric Audiologist

 Fiona Egerton



Mrs Claire Spence

Senior Paediatric Audiologist

 Claire Spence



Mrs Aimee Moss

Clinical Scientist in Audiology




Mrs Jackie Bennett

Asssitant Audiological Practitioner




Ms Paula Waite

Appointments co-ordinator for Paediatric Audiology

 Paula Waite



Mrs Angela Crowder

Secretray to Department of Paediatric Audiovestibular Medicine

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