Adult Hearing Loss Clinic – Assess and Fit
This service is run by our experienced Audiologists and is aimed at Patients over the age of 17 years with suspected hearing loss (see below for exclusions).
Patients between the ages of 5 and 17 years with suspected hearing loss can be referred via the Paediatric ENT Clinic at Bramhope Medical Centre.
The aim here is a ‘one-stop shop’ NHS hearing aid service. Where hearing aids are deemed appropriate, the vast majority of patients will go home with their new hearing aids at their first appointment after fitting and calibrating.
There is a telephone follow-up at 6 weeks, sooner if needed. Each Patient will then have a 3 year follow-up and service package covering consumables (batteries etc.) provided out of our Bramhope Surgery.
We treat the following conditions:
- Hearing Loss Service for patients over the age of 17 with suspected hearing loss.
NB Children under the age of 17 can be referred via the Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic at Bramhope Medical Centre or Audiology Service at Bramhope.
We perform the following procedures:
- Full hearing assessment
- Fitting of hearing aids, if required.
Please note the following exclusions:
Persistent pain affecting either ear (defined as earache lasting more than 7 days in the past 90 days before appointment)
History of discharge other than wax from either ear within the last 90 days.
Sudden loss or sudden deterioration of hearing (i.e. <1 week, attend A&E or Urgent Care ENT Clinic).
Rapid loss or rapid deterioration of hearing (rapid, i.e. <90 days)
Normal peripheral hearing but with abnormal difficulty hearing in noisy backgrounds (possibly also problems with sound localization or difficulty following complex auditory directions).
Fluctuating hearing loss, other than associated with colds
Unilateral or asymmetrical, or pulsatile or distressing tinnitus lasting more than 5 minutes at a time.
Troublesome tinnitus which may lead to sleep disturbance or be associated with symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Abnormal auditory perceptions (dysacuses)
Vertigo (i.e. hallucination of movement as well as dizziness, swaying or floating sensations)
Children under the age of 17