East Dorset Audiology Service

Patients are referred to us for whom there are concerns of a significant hearing loss. We have a paediatric clinic for children and young adults under the age of 18 years, or for those who are attending school. Adults above this age will be seen in the adult audiology service and we also run a specialist clinic for adults with additional learning difficulties. We assess hearing levels and fully discuss all results with the patient and / or family. If appropriate we provide hearing aids and monitor hearing levels. Our service is available to all children and young people in East Dorset.

Venue

Venue address
First Floor 11 Shelley Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
Postcode
BH1 4JQ

Date/Time

Opening times
Mon: 08:45-16:45
Tue: 08:45-16:45
Wed: 08:45-16:45
Thu: 08:45-16:45
Fri: 08:45-16:45

Service Details

Additional Information
We assist patients that are referred to us when their GP has suggested that there are concerns of some hearing loss. If you feel that you or one of your family may have a problem with their hearing, then please make an appointment to see your GP. If your GP thinks that it would be of benefit for you to have a hearing test then we will refer you to us for an assessment. You will receive an appointment letter from us within 6 weeks and you will be invited to attend one of our clinics for a hearing assessment. The appointment lasts for one hour and you will complete a hearing test and an examination of your ears. Our services are only available on the NHS and cannot be paid for privately. If you have an appointment with us for an assessment, you will then be invited to attend a follow up. We will send you a questionnaire in the post and also a Friends and Family Test survey so that we can hear your views about the service that we provide. We are situated at 11 Shelley Road in Boscombe but we do also visit 10 other community hospitals and clinics throughout East Dorset at certain times every week.
Referral information

Professional referral only. Referrals for patients under 18 years of age are received via GP, paediatricians, health visitors or the Ear, Nose & Throat service. For patients over 18 years referrals are received from the GP, Ear, Nose & Throat service or the Speech and Language service.

Age Range Details
0 to 25 years.
Age Range
0 years 0 months to 25 years 0 months

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible.
Parking availability information
On site parking, disability parking bays. Parking is free of charge
Toilet facility information
Toilets available on the ground and first floor. We have a wheelchair accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.
Other Facilities
We have a separate Paediatric waiting room.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
Our whole service supports children and young people with a significant hearing loss. For young people approaching 18, we automatically introduce you to the members of staff that you will see as part of the adult service and we ensure that our continued support is seamless. Contact Amanda Theobald on 0300 3038640 or email Amanda.theobald@nhs.net for more information and guidance.

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Address: First Floor  11 Shelley Road  Bournemouth  Dorset

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