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Telephone: 01942 244 000


What is Audiology?

An audiologist at workThe term Audiology refers to the science of hearing.

A much broader definition of Audiology is the discipline involved in the prevention and identification of hearing impairment; which includes evaluation of hearing disorders, the selection and evaluation of hearing aids and the habilitation/rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment


The Audiology services at WWL, which are completely free, provide a comprehensive diagnostic service and rehabilitative service for hearing impaired adults.

Services offered include:

  • Hearing Aid Service
  • Tinnitus Service
  • Balance Service
  • Hearing Therapy Service

Included free of charge in the service are:

  • Discreet state-of-the-art digital hearing aids
  • Batteries and repairs
  • Rehabilitation and hearing therapy service
  • Comprehensive after care for life

An Audiologist and a Patient

Some Questions and Answers:

How long will I have to wait?

The Trust is usually able to offer appointments within about six weeks.

How do I make an appointment?

To be referred to our Audiology department you will need to visit your GP.

Clinic Details
There are two audiology departments; one situated on the first floor at the Thomas Linacre Centre and the other at Leigh Infirmary, next to the Walk in Centre.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01942 774667