We have the knowledge, skills and resources in the Audiology Service to be able to deliver a quality care to patients suffering with hearing loss and / or Tinnitus, including tinnitus assessment and management. We assess your hearing levels and the problems associated with this. We are able to provide advice and information on your hearing and develop an individual management plan with the aim to fitting the patient with a hearing aid (s). We also offer help, support and advice for family members. We provide the latest digital hearing aids and offer an in depth, full after care programme. We also provide deaf awareness training packages for the hospital wards and care homes. Service developments are driven through feedback from patients via regular patient satisfaction questionnaires and a ‘comments’ box in the department.
Who is it for?
The Audiology service provided by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is a comprehensive service that delivers adult and children’s assessment, hearing aid management and on-going rehabilitation and support. We deliver a full service in both hospital and community clinics. The department is able to assess and manage patients who are complaining of hearing loss and tinnitus difficulties. We are able to offer quality care to patients suffering from these conditions. We offer a direct referral service from GP’s and other health professionals as well as Choose and Book service for hearing loss, we also a direct referral service from GP’s and via Choose & Book for Tinnitus management.
Via your own GP, we also see patients referred from ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) doctors and other medical professionals, including Heath Visitors and School nurses etc. If you are fitted with a hearing aid, then you can access our department directly and we readily have appointments available from 08:15 to 17:30, Monday to Friday at Airedale, we also offer appointments at our out-reach community clinics - these are booked via the Audiology Department at Airedale.
The service includes:
Newborn hearing screening follow-up assessments.
School entry screening follow up assessments.
Targeted 8 month screening.
Assessments due to parental or professional concern about hearing, or speech and language development.
Diagnosis of permanent as well as temporary childhood hearing impairment.
Appropriate onward referral to specialist medical staff
Provision of hearing aids for babies and children.
Monitoring of progress with hearing aids, upgrading hearing aids as necessary.
Monitoring of hearing levels for those at risk of hearing loss or who have a known hearing loss
Airedale Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at Airedale General Hospital Telephone: 01535 294019 https://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk/patient-advice-and-help-centre/
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