If you have any concern about your hearing then there are some on line tools where you can check this such as the one provided by Action on Hearing Loss www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk (telephone 0808 808 0123).
If you would like your hearing assessed or would like to try a hearing aid then please ask your GP to refer you to our Audiology service.
Adult hearing services can be accessed by Any Qualified Provider (over age 55), Direct Access (under age 55) or via the Ear Nose Throat (ENT) department if there are other ENT conditions.
The Audiology Department provides an inclusive Adult Hearing Aid Service, using a range of high quality devices. We have a dedicated assessment pathway for patients with Complex Needs/Learning Disabilities.
If you think there is a problem with your hearing aid or ear mould you can request a repair appointment by telephone on 0191 569 9001 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if your NHS hearing aid was provided by another provider (including high street providers) then you will need to contact them for batteries and repairs.
If you have a hearing aid provided by us then you can obtain free NHS batteries from most health centres on production of your brown Hearing Aid Book.