The Audiology department in East Sussex are an experienced team dedicated to providing patient care to over 35,000 users within the area.
Audiology comprises both and Adult and Paediatrics (including new-born hearing screening) services.
In addition to the audiologists, assistant technical officer’s and the admin team, the service manages the hearing screening programme (with dedicated hearing screeners). There is also a dedicated senior specialist nurse who specialises in paediatric audiology, working closely with community paediatricians.
Adult audiology receive approximately 1,500 new referrals each year, paediatrics receive over 1,200 referrals per year.
Our audiologists are experienced in diagnostic audiology. The clinical leads are experienced in electrophysiological testing such as and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) on babies and children and adults. The service works closely with ENT consultants, supporting their outpatient clinics.
A wide range of high specification digital hearing aids suitable for the patient’s individual needs and binaural hearing aids are offered to all appropriate patients. The main hearing aid provider is PHONAK.
Several members of the team are skilled in Tinnitus management and counselling both adults and children.