The Audiology department shares the building with the Ear,
Nose and Throat and Maxillofacial departments, and also encompasses
the Richard Ramsden Centre for Auditory Implants. The hospital
aspires to offer a world-leading service in the diagnosis and
management of hearing and balance problems.
For directions to the department location, please click here.
Hearing loss affects 1 in 7 people in the UK. It can affect
people of all ages and can have a significant impact on a person's
family, social, and work lives.
Audiology is the diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing and
balance difficulties and often has strong links with ear, nose and
throat medicine. If you are referred to an Audiology department,
you will be seen by an Audiologist. Audiologists are highly
trained healthcare professionals, many with specialist areas of
experience within Audiology.
The Central Manchester Audiology team are dedicated to providing
personalised high-quality specialist care for patients with hearing
and balance disorders to reduce the impact of these conditions. The
service provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services for adults
and children with symptoms of
tinnitus or hyperacusis, and auditory
processing disorder (APD).
Our team of 21 Audiologists, six Speech and Language Therapists,
three Assistant Audiologists, a Teacher of the Deaf, and a Hearing
Therapist work at Manchester Royal Infirmary with some specialised
clinics held at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. The service
is integrated with the Ear, Nose and Throat department at
Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Richard Ramsden Centre for
Many of the services offered by Central Manchester Audiology
Services are specialist regional services, including;
The department is dedicated to improving patient experience of
these services through research and audit. In addition, teaching
and training is provided for students at the University of
Manchester studying Audiology. Find out more about Audiology
courses at the University of
The department has hosted meetings for other Audiology services
in the North West to improve services for adults with complex
hearing needs, and national cochlear implant conferences.
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