Hearing services (Audiology)

Our team of experienced and highly-skilled hearing professionals will treat you with care and understanding and will pay particular attention to your individual hearing needs.

Last updated: 26 October 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates to service

In order to maintain social distancing, we are now offering telephone and video call appointments where possible. We will still offer face to face appointments where this is not suitable.

We will contact patients who are currently booked or waiting for an appointment to offer this service. Please contact us on the numbers or email below if you wish to cancel your appointment.

If you are not sure if your hearing aid is working and would like to check it, please check the information leaflets and videos below which provide basic hearing aid maintenance.

If you need to post your hearing aid for a service or repair, please ensure you have paid the correct postage.

Hearing services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read the full video transcript of hearing services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Very quickly, we moved to working remotely by phoning the patients, giving them instruction over the phone about how they could expect the service to be developed around them. Most of them had their hearing tested and ear measured before COVID-19. So they were ready and waiting for their hearing aids. We post their hearing aids through the post, had a conversation with them about how the hearing aid could work for them, how it would be beneficial to their needs. Even though their needs are probably quite different at the moment. And we would phone them back again a couple of weeks after the initial conversation to make sure that they received the equipment with instructions given we would send them a leaflet and making sure that they're happy with putting the hearing aids in their ear. So it can be a bit tricky. And then we would contact them again six weeks later to make sure that they've been able to use the hearing aid consistently over that eight week period and to make sure that they're getting the most of the hearing aid. And if they can't, then we would have to move on to the second stage. We've actually contacted more people by phone and video than we would have seen them face to face, so it's been very, very busy. So the message has always been, we're not closed, we're not closed for business. We are open for telephone conversations. We are open for video consultation. We also operate a very well used postal repair system. The team are absolutely fantastic. How could it do the job without them? They've been very encouraged and very happy to work differently. And the feedback that they're getting for patients is absolutely fantastic. So we've got to work with what we've got. And I feel it's working really well. But people need to know that we're here. People need to know that we can be contacted by phone, by email. It's sort of valuable on the Trust website. And I would encourage everybody to make full use of it.

Information:

Find out more information about our hospitals' response to coronavirus (COVID-19), including changes to our services.

How do I get an appointment with a specialist?

If you are worried about your hearing and think you need some expert advice, please speak to your GP and ask them to refer you to an audiologist at one of our specialist clinics.

Hearing Services Contacts

If you need an appointment in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tewkesbury or North Cotswold (Moreton), please call our Central Booking Office on: 0300 422 6773 between 9am - 4pm

If you need an appointment in Gloucester, Stroud, Tetbury, The Vale (Dursley) or Lydney, please call our Central Booking Office on 0300 422 6919 between 9am - 4pm or email: ghn-tr.audiology.appts@nhs.net

Hearing aid consumables

If you require hearing aid batteries, flexi tubes, domes, filters, hooks or any other item that you might need for your hearing aid, please email: ghn-tr.hearing.services@nhs.net.

You can collect repaired hearing aids from 8.30am - 4.30pm at GRH and CGH only.

Button batteries (including hearing aids) can be hazardous to:

  • children
  • pets
  • people with dementia
  • people with a learning disability
  • people who lack capacity or rely on others for safety

Find out how to keep your hearing aid button batteries safe.

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