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The CHIC clinic provides coordinated medical and developmental care, including assessment and management of infants and children with permanent hearing loss (sensorineural/auditory neuropathy/permanent conductive e.g. microtia).
The clinic aims for families to access ongoing care close to their homes wherever possible. The clinic may offer ongoing care and surveillance for families who cannot access a community paediatrician, those with complex needs, and those who are not engaged in early intervention services.
The clinic aims to engage and upskill community paediatricians in caring for deaf and hard of hearing children while offering a consultative service. The clinic supports training and research activities through the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne.
You will see a child doctor (paediatrician) with specialist skills and knowledge about children with permanent hearing loss. The purposes of the CHIC appointment are to:
To learn about how the CHIC clinic works with our partners, please watch the video below: