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Covid-19 and Audiology Services
Whilst we can’t see you face to face in audiology we are still here to support you.
You may find some of the links below useful for support and troubleshooting.
Hearing aids information:
To all our clients who have NHS hearing aids and who are not able to attend or advised not to attend due to self isolating please remember we offer a postal service for batteries and or tubing replacements – our website also has information on how to replace tubing and slim tubes.
New batteries: you can phone or email audiology and they will post them to you
Lost or broken aid: you need to phone or email audiology and they will post a replacement.
Earmoulds: audiology are not taking any new impressions but they can order replacement moulds from the manufacturers using a scan from the last mould - email or phone audiology.
- York audiology team call: 01904 726741
- Scarborough audiology team call: 01723 342821
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe practice with batteries:
Due to recent safety concerns - remember to keep your hearing aid batteries out of sight and out of reach of children and pets to prevent them being swallowed. This could be in a raised cabinet, or a cupboard locked with a key or child-locking mechanism. If you drop a battery then pick it up straight away. It’s important to consider that curious pets such as dogs have also been known to swallow hearing aid batteries.
If your child has swallowed a hearing aid battery, seek immediate medical attention. If your pet has swallowed a hearing aid battery it’s advised that you seek veterinary attention as soon as possible. When changing out hearing aid batteries avoid placing the battery in your mouth or holding it between your lips. This can contaminate the battery, or more seriously lead to accidental ingestion. When the batteries run out, keep them somewhere secure and safe until such a time that you can take them to a place for safe disposal via recycling.
Information for new parents from the newborn hearing screen - If your baby has had a new-born hearing screen, and you are waiting for a follow up appointment in Audiology, please refer to the making sounds checklist that is in your red book under 'Screening and Routine Reviews' section.
If you have any concerns and wish to discuss these with an audiologist please call and leave a message: 01904 726741 or email: PaediatricAudiologyTeam@york.nhs.uk
Resources you may find useful whilst not being able to visit audiology:
- Click here to download our information leaflet about your hearing aid.
- Click here for helpful information to support your child at home.
- Click here to download a children's information poster understanding why our staff may be wearing PPE
- C2 Hear online - you will find really helpful clips/videos
- Oticon - you will find helpful guides in the support area
- Phonak - find helpful guides in the support area