Tympanometers which assess the middle ear, Eustachian tube and acoustic reflex pathway on patients of all ages have been donated to the Audiology department by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital.
The two donated tympanometers, each costing £4,980, will be used by Audiologists in the Paediatric Audiology clinics held in Eastbourne.
James Penfold, Paediatric Audiology Lead said “I would like to thank the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital for their continued generosity and support of the Audiology service. The new equipment allows us to perform tests of the middle ear that were previously unavailable to us, enhancing the already excellent care that we provide to our patients”.
Harry Walmsley, Chairman of The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital said: “The Friends of the Eastbourne Hospital are delighted to be able to donate this advanced equipment to provide enhanced examinations for babies, young children and adults. My thanks, and that of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, is to all those local people who make buying equipment like this possible through their donations to the Friends.”