Hearing services are provided by a range of government and non-government agencies in NSW. This information is provided for consumers to locate NSW Health clinical services they may need.
You can find out more in the SWIS-H Program Guidelines or read the 2009/10 SWIS-H Program evaluation.
Five parent/carer brochures describing the SWIS-H program are available in English and 31 other community languages, in paper form from SWIS-H screening staff or via download:
The screening section of the program involves the screening of all newborns in NSW using Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR) technology. If newborns do not pass hearing screening they are referred for diagnostic audiological assessment. Technology is available to diagnose hearing problems in the neonatal period and early identification and intervention are important, with research suggesting that intervention commencing by 6 months of age may result in optimal speech and language development and minimise the need for ongoing special education.
A special resource, Hearing loss and your Baby: the next step is provided to parents/carers of infants who are diagnosed with a hearing loss and is available in 14 languages. This resource includes information about different types of hearing loss, effective ways of communicating with your baby with a hearing loss, support services and other useful resources.
The SWIS-H Travel program entitles a parent, who lives more than 100 km one way from one of the three SWIS-H assessment facilities, to be reimbursed for travel if the baby has been identified for follow-up diagnostic audiology services following screening for hearing under the SWIS-H program.
The SWIS-H Travel Assistance Scheme form can be downloaded.
For general enquiries, please contact your local SWIS-H coordinator. Find your local SWIS-H coordinator and facilities where SWIS-H where hearing screening is conducted by clicking on the shaded area in which you live in the map below. Zoom in to enlarge the map.
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Leanne LyallPhone: (02) 4328 7900Email:
Gosford HospitalGosford Private HospitalWyong Hospital
Far West NSW
Chandler RieckPhone:(08) 8080 1386Email:
Balranald HospitalBroken Hill Base Hospital
Hunter New England
Carol McKinnonPhone:(02) 6767 8150, 0428 608 596Email:
Belmont HospitalGloucester Soldiers’ Memorial HospitalJohn Hunter Hospital
Muswellbrook HospitalNewcastle Private HospitalScott Memorial Hospital, Scone
Singleton HospitalManning Hospital
Armidale HospitalGlen Innes HospitalGunnedah HospitalInverell HospitalMoree HospitalNarrabri HospitalTamworth Hospital
Tracy McDougallPhone: (02) 4253 4208Email:
Milton Ulladulla HospitalShoalhaven District Memorial HospitalWollongong HospitalWollongong Private Hospital
Mid North Coast
Anthony KnightPhone: (02) 6620 2563Email:
Coffs Harbour Health CampusKempsey District HospitalMacksville District HospitalPort Macquarie Base Hospital
Allison ZuccoPhone: (02) 4475 email@example.com
Calvary Private Hospital, Wagga WaggaCootamundra HospitalDeniliquin HospitalGriffith Base HospitalLeeton HospitalNarrandera HospitalTemora HospitalTumut Hospital
Wagga Wagga HospitalYoung Hospital
Nepean Blue Mountains
Judy NoonanPhone:(02) 4734 3246Email:
Blue Mountains HospitalHawkesbury HospitalLithgow HospitalNepean HospitalNepean Private Hospital
Byron Central HospitalGrafton Base HospitalLismore Base HospitalMurwillumbah District HospitalThe Tweed Hospital
Houda TalebPhone: (02) 9462 9189Email:
Hornsby HospitalMater Hospital, North Sydney
North Shore Private HospitalNorthern Beaches HospitalRoyal North Shore HospitalRyde HospitalSydney Adventist Hospital
South Eastern Sydney
Belinda ReevePhone: (02) 9382 1008Email: Belinda.Reeve@health.nsw.gov.au
Hurstville Private HospitalKareena Private HospitalPrince of Wales Private HospitalRoyal Hospital for WomenSt George HospitalSt George Private HospitalSutherland Hospital
Leanne CummingPhone: (02) 4475 7200Email:
Cooma HospitalGoulburn Base HospitalMoruya HospitalQueanbeyan HospitalSouth East Regional Hospital Bega
South Western Sydney
Lois RileyPhone: 1300 273 290Email:
Bankstown-Lidcombe HospitalBowral HospitalCampbelltown HospitalFairfield HospitalLiverpool HospitalSydney South West Private Hospital
Robyn SkinnerPhone: (02) 9515 8139Email:
Canterbury HospitalRoyal Prince Alfred Hospital
Western NSW (Orange area and surrounds)
Sandra FordPhone: (02) 6369 3300, 0439 592 861Email:
Bathurst HospitalCowra HospitalForbes HospitalOrange HospitalParkes Hospital
Western NSW (Dubbo and surrounds)
Sue AshtonPhone: (02) 6809 8653, 0429 911 406Email:
Dubbo Base HospitalMudgee Hospital
Judy McCloskeyPhone: (02) 8759 3393 Email:
Auburn HospitalBlacktown HospitalNorwest HospitalWestmead HospitalWestmead Private Hospital
Children's Hospital Westmead Hospital