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​Audiology

Welcome to Dorset County Hospital Department of Audiology and Hearing Therapy - a dedicated team of 11 clinical staff and 3 clerical staff. Our aim is to provide all our patients with the highest quality clinical care, whatever their age or hearing problem.

To contact Audiology to make an appointment or for advice, please ring 01305 255563

The Team

Shelley Daniels - Clinical Scientist
Rachel Arey - Audiologist
Beverley Boore - Audiologist
Liz Horne - Audiologist
Jon Roberts - Audiologist
Margaret Windsor - Audiologist
Debbie Timson - Assistant Audiologist
Sue Fry - Audiologist/Hearing Therapist
Simon Baird - Clinical Scientist
Julia Woodhouse - Audiology Supervisor
Kirsty Baird - Hearing Therapist
Rachel Beeby - Clinical Scientist
Lynda Foote - Administration
Karen Mulholland - Administration

Adult Audiology

Our adult team fit state-of-the-art digital hearing aids to almost any hearing loss. We can accept direct referrals from your GP and we guarantee you will be seen within 6 weeks of receipt of your referral.

Hearing aids and batteries are provided free of charge and we will maintain the aids for free for as long as you need them.

Our department works closely with other departments and agencies, including Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Hearing and Vision Support Service (educational support), Adult Social Care and Health, School Nursing Teams, Health Visitors and Social Workers.

If you are worried about your hearing and are thinking of trying a hearing aid, please click on the links below. To contact Audiology to make an appointment or for advice, please ring 01305 255563.

 

Children's Audiology:

Our paediatric team provide hearing testing, hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation to children of all ages. We receive referrals from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme and provide highly accurate testing for babies with suspected hearing losses. If a loss is confirmed, we are able to explain the results to the child’s family and arrange fitting of highly sophisticated digital hearing aids within a few weeks. We provide high levels of support to the child and their family so that the child has the best chance possible of developing speech and language and joining in life to the full.

We work closely with the Hearing and Vision Support Service, who provide rehabilitation support in school, or for younger children at home or pre-school. If your child has been referred for a hearing test, please click on the link 'What to expect at a children’s hearing test appointment'. If your baby has been referred to Audiology after their newborn hearing screen, please click on the link 'Your baby’s visit to the Audiology Department at DCH – information for parents'. Older children can be referred by their Health Visitor, School Nurse or GP.

Our department works closely with other departments and agencies, including Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Hearing and Vision Support Service (educational support), Adult Social Care and Health, School Nursing Teams, Health Visitors and Social Workers.

To contact Audiology to make an appointment or for advice, please ring 01305 255563.