The ear nurses work with the vision and hearing screening programmes in schools and preschools on a planned annual schedule.
The free children's ear service is provided through local clinics or the DHB’s mobile service.
Ideally a parent/guardian will accompany a child to the ear nurse clinic as signed parent consent is required before an ear nurse is able to start treatment.
The ear nurse can help if you have any concerns about a child’s ear health such as:
8am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays)
All schools have copies of the ear nurses visiting schedules.
Children are referred to ear nurses from the Hearing & Vision Screening Service, public health nurses, general practitioners and specialist consultants.