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Audiology

We are an experienced team of audiologists working across Calderdale and Huddersfield in a variety of acute and community venues with home visits available when necessary.

We provide paediatric and adult audiological and vestibular function assessments to support the ear nose and throat (ENT) consultants.

We offer a comprehensive hearing rehabilitation programme including fitting the latest technology in hearing instruments with digital signal processing, verification and a follow up service.

A tinnitus management  programme is available and a bone anchored hearing aid service as prescribed by the ENT consultants.

Both audiology departments offer a direct access service for GP’s to refer patients for assessment for a hearing aid. Patients must meet certain criteria for this pathway.

Staff in the audiology departments work in close liaison with :

Ear nose and throat staff, The Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, The Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Programme, Calderdale and Huddersfield Specialist Inclusion Services, Social Service Departments.

Where to find us

Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH).

Acre Mills opposite Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Who to contact to find out more

Name: Keith Dibble

Interim General Manager Head and Neck Services. 

Tel: 01484 342364

e-mail: keith.dibble@cht.nhs.uk

Name: Janet Jackson 

Senior Chief Audiologist  

Tel:01422 222335

01484 342541

e-mail: janet.jackson@cht.nhs.uk

Meet the team

Both sites have a skill mix of audiologists, audiology practitioners and secretarial support.

The 3 senior members of staff have 20 to 30+ years experience, specialising in paediatrics, bone anchored hearing aids, tinnitus and balance assessments.

The Calderdale site is a centre for training students on placement from The University of Leeds completing the BSc (Hons) in Audiology.

Three members of staff have the Mentorship in Practice

There is a chief Audiologist at both CRH and HRI, 10 Audiologists, 3 Senior Assistant Audiology Practitioners, 2 Secretaries

Audiological practice is changing rapidly and the Audiologists are committed to personal development to improve the patient experience and meet current standards.

E-mail the department at Calderdale on audiology.crh@cht.nhs.uk or at Huddersfield on audiology.hri@cht.nhs.uk.

Clinic Times

How to obtain replacement batteries and service your hearing aidIn order to make the repair/battery replacement service as convenient as possible the following list indicates the various places these services are available.

HALIFAX

No appointment is necessary

Weekly

Location

Day and time

Calderdale Royal Hospital

Tuesday 10-12    Wednesday 2-4.30    Friday 11-1.15

Todmorden Health Centre

Wednesday 10-12

Brighouse Health Centre

Thursday 2-4.30

Fornightly

Beechwood Health Centre Ovenden, Allan House Sowerby Bridge.

Monthly

Valley Medical Centre, Hebden Bridge. Usually the first Wednesday in the month but please contact audiology to confirm.

Pick up points

Alternatively take your batteries or hearing aid to one of the pick-up points listed below it will depend on the time of day you drop them off as to when they will be ready for collection, staff at these centres will advise, it is normally within 2 working days.

Todmorden Health Centre, Valley Medical Centre Hebden Bridge, Allan House Clinic Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse Health Centre, Beechwood Health Centre Ovenden, Keighley Road Surgery Illingworth.

If in doubt please contact audiology on 01422 222335

HUDDERSFIELD

No appointment necessary

Daily

Acre Mills (Opposite Huddersfield Royal Infirmary), First Floor. Monday to Friday 1.30pm to 4.30pm

If in doubt or for further information contact audiology on 01484 342541.

Closed all bank and national holidays. Post your book for replacement batteries to the audiology department.

We aim to return them within four working days. There is a drop box at reception on the ground floor where you can leave the battery replacement booklet. Batteries will be replaced by return of post.

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