We are based at Airedale Hospital, on Level 2 in the main outpatients department (location A1). The department has three sound proof rooms for conducting hearing tests and three consulting rooms for hearing aid fittings, repairs and rehabilitation. A workshop is also available to carry out any ear mould modifications required.
We currently fit the latest Oticon digital hearing aids to adults, with new patients being referred into the audiology service from their own GP or via the Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) department at Airedale Hospital.
New adult patients will have their hearing assessed in a sound proof room by a senior member of staff. Existing patients can access the service at any time, by phoning the department directly and arranging a convenient appointment time.
The department also has a fully equipped paediatric testing room and paediatric testing is carried our routinely by qualified senior members of staff, with the paediatric support worker or junior audiologists.
The department consists of senior and junior audiologists, assistant audiologists, a paediatric support worker and administration staff. There are also various students present throughout the year on university placements.
Private hearing aid service
Two of our audiologists, Andy Smethurst and Katie Davenport, are registered hearing aid dispensers with the HCPC, and are able to offer a range of competitively priced hearing aids from one of the world’s leading manufacturers. The private hearing aids include premium ranges that have wireless technology and connectivity to work with some mobile phones and accessories.