Audiology at Queen Mary’s Hospital
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Adult Direct Access and Hearing Aid Service
This service is for the assessment of adults with hearing loss and for provision of hearing aids and rehabilitation support as required.
Balance assessments clinics are performed using computerised ENG and caloric testing as well as basic gait and functional assessment. These assessments are completed in a dedicated, custom built, otoneurology test room. Repositioning manoeuvres are completed by a lead ENT Associate Specialist Surgeon and vestibular rehabilitation by a nurse led specialist. Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions and evoked response audiometry are also undertaken
Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Service
This specialist service developed over the past fifteen years offers assessment, rehabilitation and advice regarding the full range of implanted sound processors.
Paediatric Hearing and Hearing Aid Service
During dedicated clinics diagnostic assessment and planned follow-ups are offered to babies where routine newborn hearing screening is incomplete or where pass results have not been obtained.
Direct Access Paediatric Audiological Assessment
A direct access, specialist audiologist led service is provided to primary care providers were there is concern regarding a child’s hearing sensitivity.
During dedicated clinics, children are fitted with a range of hearing aid systems, and reviewed as required. There is close liaison with local education service teams, social services staff and voluntary sector agencies to provide a high quality service for children with hearing loss.