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What is Audiology?
Audiologists work for the NHS in hospitals, and also go out into the community. They provide hearing assessments, prescribe hearing aids and provide ongoing support and maintenance for hearing aid users.
The service in the Western Isles treats both adults and children, and we are able to test babies from eight months old.
Audiology also supplies counselling and management strategies for patients with tinnitus.
The service is available at the Western Isles Hospital, Uist and Barra Hospital, St Brendan's Hospital and there is an open drop-in repair clinic on the second Friday of every month in Tarbert.
How to Refer
If you have an NHS hearing aid, you can contact Audiology directly for an appointment:
Tel: 01851 708213
Gabrielle Mason Lead Audiologist
Western Isles Hospital
Isle of Lewis
There is a drop in clinic at the Western Isles Sensory Centre, Esplanade Court, Stornoway on some Mondays from 1230-3pm for hearing aid users to have their aids repaired or serviced. For further information contact Audiology or the Sensory Centre on 01851 701787 between 10am and 2pm week days.
If you do not have an NHS hearing aid, you will need to be referred through your GP, health visitor, nurse practitioner or Speech and Language Therapist.
If you or someone you know is turning the TV up, not hearing on the telephone or thinking that people mumble, it is time for a hearing assessment. The results and the options available will be discussed with you in detail.
All the hearing aids are digital.