Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
Audiology is the study of hearing; this includes the assessment, management and therapeutic rehabilitation of people with hearing problems and associated disorders. The Audiology Dept provides a range of services both Audiology led and as an integral part of ENT Consultant led clinics.
Office Hours (all sites): Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Treatments Offered/Sub Categories of Service
The Audiology service is provided to all age groups from Newborn Hearing Screening, through specialised Paediatric clinics to Adult Direct Referral clinics. Audiology provides rehabilitative care in the form of digital hearing aids and tinnitus counselling. We also provide referral to the Sensory Support Team for further advice and guidance.
- Retubing Guide
- Guide To Cleaning Earmould
- Altering Tubing Length
- Wax Removal Information For Hearing Aid Users
- Contact Details
- Action On Hearing Loss Sessions
- How To Fit An Ear Mould
- How To Insert Your Open Fit
- Open Fit
- Communication Tips
- How To Use Ear Drops Handout
Step by Step Guide to Retubing
Download and print the Step by Step Guide to Retubing
Step 1. Carefully separate the ear mould from your hearing aid
Step 2. The ear mould tubing can now be replaced
Step 3. Gently pull the old tubing out of the earmould
Step 4. Take a new pre-bent piece of tubing and using scissors cut the short end into a tapered point
Step 5. Thread the tapered end of the tubing through the ear mould and pull the tubing until the bend meets the ear mould
Step 6. Cut off the tapered end as close as possible to the ear mould
Step 7. Use the old piece of tubing as a guide and trim the new tubing the same length
Step 8. Re-attach your ear mould by gently pushing the tubing onto the ear hook of the hearing aid
Step by Step Guide to Cleaning your Earmould
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Step 1. Carefully separate the ear mould from the hearing aid.
Step 2. Place the ear mould into some warm, soapy water. Soak for 10 minutes.
Step 3. Hold the ear mould under running water to remove wax from the tubing and vent hole.
Step 4. Dry the ear mould with some tissue. An ear mould puffer can be used to remove excess water.
Step Five. Carefully re-attach the clean ear mould to the hearing aid.
Step by Step Guide to Altering the Tubing Length
Download and Print the Step by Step Guide to Altering the Tubing Length
The tubing may need cut to fit appropriately on top of your ear.
The arrow indicates were to cut the tube before attachment to the hook of the aid
When the required length is obtained the tube should be attached to the end of the hook
Locations where this service is delivered
South West Acute Hospital
124 Irvinestown Road, Enniskillen, BT74 6DN
Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex
7 Donaghanie Road, Omagh, Co. Tyronem BT79 0NR
Altnagelvin Area Hospital
Glenshane Road, Londonderry, BT74 6SB