In this section, we have leaflets for the Audiology department. Please only read the materials on the advice of your clinician.
The Recite Me accessibility tools can be used if you need assistance.
Please take the time to read this guide, it will remind you about what was discussed at your hearing aid assessment. It contains information about the results of your hearing assessment, any future management plans and what to expect at your next appointment.
This booklet will support the information discussed with the audiologist. It contains your Personal Management Plan (see the end of this booklet) that has been agreed between you and your audiologist ... read more
You may collect hearing aid batteries from any of these centres. Please take your hearing aid battery book or card with you. If you have lost it please contact your Audiology Department for a replacement. A friend or relative can collect batteries on your behalf if they take your battery book with them.
All centres are open during office hours (unless indicated) and may be closed for lunch.
You may also request your batteries by post from the Audiology Departments at both Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals. Please post your battery book or card to them with a stamped addressed envelope with ‘large letter’ postage.
You may return your used batteries to the battery centres for recycling or place them in a battery recycling container available in a number of shops ... read more
You have probably come to see us because you have been experiencing difficulty hearing but have been told that your hearing levels are ‘normal’.
The aim of this leaflet is to give you further information about why this may happen, what could be causing this, and what can be done to help ... read more
Hearing is one of our most important senses and hearing loss or impairment can affect people’s lives in so many ways. Many people have hearing aids but may find them difficult to use. You may not be confident putting them in or cleaning them. You may have difficulties hearing on the phone or in other situations or may even have given up trying.
The Hearing Support Volunteers are committed to offering help and support on these and other issues such as:
- Cleaning of ear moulds
- Retubing of ear moulds
- Helping you put your hearing aid in
- Helping you with the controls
- Providing information on more effective ways of hearing
- Providing information and demonstrating other equipment you may find helpful such as loop systems, phone amplifiers and smoke alarms ... read more