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Adult hearing assessment

The service provides a Direct Access Hearing Aid Clinic for any individual aged 18 years and over. Your GP can refer you directly onto this clinic at a number of our centres throughout the area, without you having to see an ENT consultant first.

Prior to your appointment, ensure that your GP has checked that your ears are free from wax, as it may not be possible to complete the appointment if you have a significant amount of wax in your ears.

During the assessment, one of our skilled and experienced Audiologists will discuss your medical history, any concerns you may be having with regards to your hearing and then they will assess your hearing. The results of the assessment will be explained along with any concerns they may have identified. If appropriate, the Audiologist may discuss the potential choice of a hearing aid. In some cases, the Audiologist may feel a referral to an ENT consultant may be necessary to provide a more in-depth opinion.

If you are an existing hearing aid user and you are having some problems with your hearing aid you can contact the Audiology Department directly, without the need for a referral from your GP.

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