Audiology (hearing and balance)
Audiology is about identifying and assessing hearing and balance function and their associated disorders. This can include hearing loss as well as tinnitus and balance disorders.
Our Audiology service sees patients who have hearing and balance disorders including hearing loss and tinnitus. For Northern services, our department is based at the North Devon District Hospital, and for our Eastern Services, the department is based at the Royal Devon and Exter Hospital (Wonford). However, you may also be seen at one of our community hospitals or other settings.
We take referrals for hearing tests, discuss the results and agree on a way forward with clients. If you need hearing aid amplification, we can provide this too as an NHS service. If you need hearing therapy, balance work or tinnitus services, we can accept NHS referrals and refer you to the correct part of the service where needed.