Shropshire NHS Audiology Services

Hearing Test

Coronavirus: Audiology Update (November 2020):

NHS Shropshire Audiology is continually working to ensure that we provide a service in the safest and most supportive way possible. We are offering telephone and video call appointments. In some circumstances, it may still be necessary for patients to attend the hospital but only if you have a booked appointment.

We continue to provide a postal hearing aid repair service for our patients. If you post you hearing aids to the department for a service or repair, please include a note with your name, address and contact number. We recommend that you get the package weighed so that the correct postage costs are paid. We are no longer operating any drop in repair clinics.

There are some key changes to how the Audiology department is operating.

The information below will inform you of what to expect should you have an appointment with the Audiology department.

If you have been referred for a Hearing Test…

  • When you arrive at the hospital you will be given a face mask at the front entrance and asked to sanitise your hands using alcohol gel. If you have a latex allergy please ensure you bring your own face covering.
  • Please make sure you are wearing a face mask before you come to the department.
  • We would ask that you do not enter the hospital until 10 minutes before your appointment time as we have limited seating availability in our waiting rooms.
  • If you do arrive earlier than this you may be asked to go back outside, or to wait in the main hospital reception.
  • If you have mobility issues then you may be able to use one of the designated seats in the waiting room rather than having to go back outside.
  • The Audiologist will direct you to the testing room for your appointment. You will be expected to sanitise your hands again before entering the room and we will ask whether you have had any recent Coronavirus symptoms.
  • Before the hearing test, the Audiologist will discuss your medical history and any hearing difficulties you have been experiencing.
  • After your hearing test, the Audiologist will explain the results and if suitable, will discuss the suitability of hearing aid(s).
  • The Audiologist may need to take an impression of your ear(s) to make an ear mould(s).
  • Once your appointment has finished the Audiologist will discuss what will happen next.
  • You will receive all of the information you need to help you succeed with hearing aids.
  • Starting to wear hearing aids for the first time can be a challenging, but rewarding experience.
  • You will have information on controls, maintenance and also what to expect from the sound.
  • If you need to have impressions taken at your assessment, there might be a slight delay in receiving your hearing aid(s) as the ear mould(s) will need to be manufactured.
  • Once you have received your hearing aid(s), we will contact you to find out how you are getting on and answer any questions you may have about use or maintenance.
  • You will have a choice to be contacted by telephone or we could arrange a video call.
  • At this time, we will also go through a brief questionnaire with you to give us a clearer view of how you are managing your new hearing aid(s).
  • We will send you a questionnaire to see how you are managing with your hearing aid(s) 10 weeks after they are fitted.
  • If you have any problems or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the department.
  • We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
  • If after speaking to us we cannot solve your problem over the phone there are several ways you can access the department, all of which will be detailed in the information you receive with your hearing aids; so please make sure you keep this information safe.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Audiology Department is committed to providing outstanding Audiology Services throughout Shropshire for people of all ages.

Our experienced Audiologists are dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and their families by using the latest digital hearing aid technology, rehabilitation, support and advice.

We are the only Audiology service provider in Shropshire to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), which recognises quality for commissioners, providers and users of service with patient quality outcomes at its core.

The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust provides a comprehensive Audiology service for deaf and hard of hearing people in the rural county of Shropshire.

Local Services

The two main sites are at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. Audiology services are also provided in various community clinics, which are located throughout Shropshire.

Short Waiting Times

There are short waiting times for NHS Audiology services. We meet the National Government targets for waiting times, which state that patients should be assessed within 21 days from receipt of a GP referral.

High Quality Services 

The Audiology team have been awarded ‘Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services’ (IQIPS) accreditation, which is a programme hosted by the Accreditation Unit of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) with support from the Department of Health.

Digital Hearing Aids

We fit the latest digital hearing aid technology for all of our patients. There is more information about hearing aids on the NHS website.

Excellent Links to Support Services

Additional support services are available to help patients make the most of their hearing aids. You can read more about support services that are available in our Support Services page.

UKAS Register No: 7977 / Head of Service: Darren McHale.

Key Info


Contact Us

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Tel: 01743 261 482

Princess Royal Hospital
Tel: 01952 282 804

Email
sath.audiology@nhs.net

SMS
07913 798 467

Coral House (Services for Children & Young People)
Longbow Close,
Harlescott Lane,
Shrewsbury,
SY1 3AS
Telephone: 01743 450 800


Interested in working with us?

For more information about vacancies in the Trust please visit our Belong to Something website.


Hearing Aid Repair Clinics

Due to the Coronavirus, we are unable to offer any hearing aid repair clinics at this time.

We are offering a postal repair service, so if you’re having problems with your hearing aid(s) you can send them to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital.

Clearly mark the package with your name / address / date of birth and ensure the correct postage is paid. We will fix your hearing aid(s) and post them back to you.

A useful website to look at is C2Hear  which has video clips showing you how to service your hearing aid(s) and troubleshoot common problems.


Associated Services

Head and Neck
Outpatients