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 Adult hearing services

 Adult services are provided at:

  • York Hospital
  • Spring Hill House Scarborough
  • Bridlington
  • Selby Hospital
  • Pocklington
  • Thirsk Health Centre
  • Malton Hospital
  • Whitby Hospital
  • Filey
  • Pickering

Click here - for information on what happens when you come to hospital for a hearing appointment in easy to read format


Where to go for further support for deaf  and hearing impaired adults

Additional advice on remaining independent at home, reducing risk to everyday living at home and accessing the services available can be found through a variety of organisations. 

Click here to find more information.


Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the term for hearing sounds that come from inside your body, rather than from an outside source.

It's often described as 'ringing in the ears', although several sounds can be heard, including buzzing, humming, grinding, hissing and whistling.

Read more about the condition on the NHS website

Click here to find out more about living with tinnitus from the British Tinnitus Association.

Click here to check the criteria for referral to the Audiology-led clinic at York Hospital

Download further information here to help you manage living with tinnitus

Adult pre-appointment questionnaire (dementia friendly format) 

Click here to download and print a form for patients with dementia which can be filled in prior to a visit to help us best assess your needs.


Adult hearing aids

The NHS loans hearing aids to people with hearing loss free of charge. This includes free repairs, batteries and servicing. Many areas now charge for lost hearing aids, but you'll be told about any costs at your fitting appointment.

In the UK, both analogue and digital hearing aids are commonly used. Most hearing aids prescribed through the NHS are now digital. 

Click here for more information about hearing aids

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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.