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The audiology and audiovestibular medicine team deals with the diagnosis and management of hearing (auditory) and balance (vestibular) disorders.

Since it was established in 1986, the department has become a reputable, highly specialist third tier service, responsible for all aspects of audiovestibular medicine for persons of all ages. The department provides a full range of state of the art diagnostic auditory and electrophysiological services supporting its various clinical activities. It also offers extensive rehabilitation options including a range of amplification solutions, hearing therapy and vestibular physiotherapy.

These activities are peer reviewed and audited and comply to national and international guidance.

The team consists of doctors, audiologists, a vestibular scientist, medical physicists, hearing therapists and physiotherapists working within a multidisciplinary environment. Services are provided at St George’s hospital as well as at nursing homes, schools and health centres and consist of consultant-led as well as non-consultant-led services.

The following services are offered:

Clinic Locations

Trevelyan House Surgery:

The main department is Trevelyan House Surgery. Adult and paediatric appointments are offered here on an appointment-basis. There is lift access to this clinic. Your appointment letter will indicate which clinic you need to attend.

Trevelyan House
1st Floor
160 Tooting High Street
SW17 0RT

St George’s Hospital:

Adult hearing aid-related, paediatric & diagnostic appointments are offered on an appointment-basis. The department in Lanesborough Wing has a children’s play area as well as baby changing facilities.

St George’s Hospital
Blackshaw Road
SW17 0QT

St John’s Therapy Centre:

Adult hearing aid-related appointments are offered on an appointment-basis.

162 St John's Hill
SW11 1TN

Tooting Health Centre:

Paediatric and adult appointments are offered here on an appointment-basis.

63 Bevill Allen Close
SW17 8PX


  • The department is accredited to provide training for student audiologists in audiology.
  • We also co-lead on regional peer review groups to ensure high quality paediatric services across the region.
  • Dhaval Mehta, Advanced Audiologist, was awarded national audiologist of the year 2013 by the British Academy of Audiology for providing excellent patient care.
  • Beth-Anne Culhane, Advanced Audiologist and Hearing Therapist, is the vice chair on the British Tinnitus Association’s professional advisory committee.
  • Specialist Audiologist Kerry Downes is involved with Sound Seekers, a charity who helps deaf people, especially children, in the poorest communites in the world access services. She has lectured on paediatric audiology in Sierra Leone.
  • The service was also awarded a service excellence award in 2004 by St George’s NHS Trust.