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Hearing therapy

The service provides dedicated hearing therapists who can advise, support and counsel anyone who experiences difficulty in communicating effectively because of a hearing problem. We offer advice on effective listening devices, for example, telephones, doorbells and loop systems. We can also provide advice on tinnitus management and balance rehabilitation.

Individuals can be seen at University Hospital North Durham or Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Initial assessments can take approximately 1 hour to complete. During the assessment the hearing therapist will take an in depth history of your concerns and needs and decide on the most appropriate management strategy. Subsequent appointments may be required depending on your circumstances and these will be arranged during this initial assessment.

Our hearing therapists have developed close links with other professionals within health and the community who specialise in other areas of rehabilitation, for example physiotherapy, the falls service, social services, lip reading or tai-chi classes. During an assessment it may be beneficial for you to access some of these services and we will discuss this with yourself.

After any assessment, all relevant information will be passed to the necessary professionals as required.

see the useful contacts section for further information and local contacts

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'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital