The Audiology department of Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust serves a population of approximately 590,000 in Hull and the surrounding parts of East Yorkshire. The department undertakes diagnostic tests of hearing and balance and provides hearing aids and tinnitus counselling. Annually, approximately 31,000 patients have booked appointments within the department.
The service is based at Castle Hill Hospital with additional clinics at:
- Hull Royal Infirmary
- Bransholme Health Centre
- Marfleet Health Centre
- East Riding Community Hospital
- Alfred Bean Hospital
- Withernsea Hospital
- Hornsea Cottage Hospital
Adults requiring hearing aids may be referred directly from their GP or through the ENT department. Paediatric cases may be seen as part of the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP), referred from ENT, Health Visitors or the Children’s Centre.
The department takes students from the University of Leeds and the University of Aston. The department has gained an excellent reputation for training audiologists winning ‘Team of the Year’ in 2014 and has additionally been nominated for a Moment of Magic:
‘I would like to nominate all of the audiology staff for their overwhelming support during my placement time with the department. The friendliness, professionalism and guidance have really boosted my own ambitions yet to be achieved in the audiology field. They are a credit to the hospital, the East Yorkshire Area and real example of great service provision to patients. I feel extremely fortunate to have spent time here and would recommend the department to future students without hesitations. Thanks all.’