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Audiology is the study of hearing.
This page gives you information about:
- Our work with patients who have problems with their hearing
- How to contact us
- The staff involved
Most of our work is at Garston Hospital
Who we are
We provide diagnostic hearing assessments, hearing aid assessments and fitting with follow-up, hearing aid repairs, tinnitus assessment and management, specialist adult hearing rehabilitation assessment, hearing therapy services and balance rehabilitation.
About your appointment
Liverpool South Treatment Centre
The majority of our services are also provided at the South Liverpool Treatment Centre, Church Road, Garston.
This modern facility boasts a purpose built Audiology suite on the first floor and is staffed by Audiologists and a Specialist Adult Aural and Balance Rehabilitationist from Broadgreen Hospital five days a week.
Being referred to us
If you have never been a patient with us before you will need a referral from your GP.
If you are under 55 years old you can contact the department directly for a reassessment, if you have not had a hearing test for over three years.
If you cannot attend your appointment and you do not let us know that you would like an alternative, we will discharge you from the clinic waiting list. Your GP will be informed of this.
What happens when you see us
Your appointment will take time. Please refer to your appointment letter for the duration of your appointment.
It is important that your ears are clear of any obstruction such as wax
Before your appointment, please contact your GP to ensure that your ears to make sure your appointment can proceed. Please do this as soon as you receive this letter and within two weeks of your appointment if possible.
Will you need help fitting or managing with your hearing aid when at home?
If so we encourage you to be accompanied by a relative or close friend who you feel may also benefit from information given to you about your hearing/hearing aid during your visit to the Audiology clinic.
If you already have an NHS hearing aid please bring it, and also the ear mould, with you to your appointment together with any documentation you may have.
Student Audiologist often participate in appointments
Student Audiologists are here on clinical placement from Manchester University all year round. Some of the more experienced students will lead the appointment and at all times a senior Audiologist will be available to help when required. The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is a teaching hospital and supports the training and education of all students from a wide range of professions. We appreciate the co-operation and willingness of patients, their families and carers in assisting our students in their training. If you do not wish to have a student present during your appointment with us, please tell the receptionist when you arrive.
What happens next?
We provide a wide range of audiology services at both our main department and at South Liverpool Treament Centre, Garston.
Services provided include:
- Direct referral (from your GP) Hearing assessment
- Reassessment Hearing aid fitting and review
- Hearing aid repairs
- Tinnitus counselling and management
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Specialist Hearing Assessment Clinic (SARA)
- Specialist management of severe/profound hearing loss
- Fitting of CROS and Bi-CROS devices
- BAHA and Cochlear Implant referring
- ENT clinical support
Audiology services and clinic opening hours
We are closed on Bank holidays, however, hearing aid users may receive batteries at the hospital main reception.
Our team includes:
- a chief audiologist
- four senior audiologists
- three audiologists
- one assistant audiological practitioner
- an adult aural and vestibular rehabilitationist
The clinical staff are supported by three experienced administrative and clerical staff which complete the audiology team.
Each member of our team has been trained to the highest standards. We have an excellent skill mix within the services that we provide with a high degree of experience both within and outside the NHS and UK.
Quality care, your assurance
Our clinical staff are constantly updating and developing their skills and are accredited and registered practitioners:
Accreditation for staff learning and development opportunities is awarded by the British Society of Audiology (BSA) and the British Academy of Audiology (BAA)
Registration is via the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP)
Core skills such as Diversity and equality, manual handling and conflict resolution etc. Regular updates are mandatory for all staff and are provided in-house by the Learning and Development department.
If you have any further questions please contact us on 0151 706 2533
Our main department is situated at Broadgreen Hospital. All enquires for services both here and at South Liverpool Treatment Centre are dealt with at our main department.