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Audiology - Adult

Division: D&T 

Mrs Pat Smith 

0117 342 5101

Head of Adult Audiology

Enquiries / Reception    

0117 342 5854
Fax: 0117 342 5859


Access / Referrals

Referral protocols have been issued.  Any Qualified Provider (AQP), Hearing Aid Services are available on Choose and Book.  All other referrals can be made by letter or fax to the Audiology Manager.  Access to other diagnostic services is usually through a hospital consultant.

Direct Access Services


Facilities are available for pure tone audiometry and tympanometry by referring direct to the department. Patients must be aged between 12 and 59 years and the ears must be wax free. If a significant abnormality is found we can cross refer to the ENT department.

Please note until 1/7/13 this service is only available for patients living in the UHBristol Catchment area. All other patients should be referred to Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT).

Hearing Aid Services

Patients aged over 60 years can be referred directly to the department for assessment of their hearing aid if necessary as part of the Any Qualified Provider Hearing Aid Services for age related hearing loss.  

We provide this service for NHS Bristol, NHS South Gloucestershire and NHS North Somerset. Clinics are provided at: 

St. Michael's Hospital, Southmead Hospital, Cossham Hospital, South Bristol NHS Community Hospital, Thornbury Hospital,Clevedon Hospital, Stockwood Medical Centre, Marina Healthcare Centre Portishead, Yate Health Centre and Nailsea Tower House Medical Centre, a domicillary service is also available.

Hearing Aid provision is also available for patients under 60 yrs (following a GP direct referral for Audiometry) or complex hearing loss following referral from ENT.  This service is also available at all of the above clinics.

Hearing Aid Repairs

This is a service for current NHS hearing aid users who are having problems with their hearing aids. No GP referral is necessary for this service.  A walk-in service is provided at Southmead Hospital and an appointment service at all other sites.

Tinnitus and Balance

Adult Audiology services also provide services for Tinnitus and Balance for both adults and paediatrics.