Learning Disabilities Service
The hearing clinic for people with learning disabilities works
with patients and their carers to assess and manage the hearing of
anyone who would benefit from non-routine assessment and management
of their hearing.
The service aims, where appropriate, to obtain an accurate
assessment of hearing, manage ear wax and hearing aid use.
Often this involves measuring the hearing of speech sounds before
and after fitting of hearing aids. The Audiologist
will offer a follow-up appointment on a six-monthly basis to
ensure that the hearing aids are working as well as
possible. The Audiologist can remove wax, if this is
needed, and we can refer to Social Services for assistive listening
devices, for example, devices that help with hearing the TV. Click
here for more information on assistive listening devices.