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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.