team at Darlington Memorial Hospital is holding an open day for
anyone to come along and find out more about the support and
services available for people experiencing hearing loss or
associated problems - and there's much more than many people
audiology services manager, at County Durham and Darlington NHS
Foundation Trust, said, "Around 40% of people over 50 in the UK
have some kind of hearing loss which can affect their daily lives,
their ability to interact and even, potentially, their ability to
keep themselves safe.
"As with many of
the services offered across the Trust, the kind of support and care
audiologists can offer improves and changes all the time as new
products and technologies and treatment options become
available. Our open
event is an opportunity for people to come and find out what's
available and to discuss concerns they have about hearing problems
Audiologists can also do balance
assessments, which not everyone realises. We'll be happy to talk to them about some
of the options to further investigate symptoms through our own or
other clinics, following a referral from their GP.
"We can also
offer advice about accessories, including NHS hearing aids and
conditions such as tinnitus.
welcome to come and chat with us on Friday 4th
October, 2019, at any time between
11.00am - 2.00pm. We'll be in Hollies Restaurant, on the lower
ground floor at Darlington Memorial Hospital.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community