Audiology at Royal Derby Hospital and Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

The adult audiology service provides a range of audiological tests, including diagnostic hearing assessments, balance assessments and offers tinnitus counselling, hearing therapy and balance rehabilitation.

Access to this service requires a referral from your General Practitioner to the Ear, Nose and Throat department (ENT), or another discipline within the hospital who can then directly refer to the adult audiology department.

The department assesses, diagnoses, and manages the hearing needs of the adult population in Southern Derbyshire with complex needs.


Diagnostic audiology:

  • Pure tone audiometry (hearing test)
  • Tympanometry (pressure test)
  • Speech audiometry (test)
  • Oto-acoustic emissions (hearing test)
  • Auditory evoked potentials (hearing test)
  • Videonystagmography/calorics (Balance test)

We currently accept referrals from the ENT specialists at UHDB. Your consultant or audiologist will refer you to the tinnitus and hyperacusis clinic if appropriate.

Rehabilitative audiology services:

  • Learning disabilities clinic
  • Tinnitus and hyperacusis therapy services
  • Balance rehabilitation services
  • Hearing therapy services
  • Auditory processing disorder assessment and rehabilitation
  • Single sided deafness service
  • Severe/profound hearing loss service
  • Hearing loss monitoring service (Medicinal/ENT)
  • Young persons transition services
  • Hearing aid fitting - latest digital hearing aids with remote care available and with smart phone app compatibility


Royal Derby Hospital

Royal Derby Hospital
Head and Neck Outpatients 
Kings Treatment Centre, Level 2
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 8NE

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Telephone: 01332 785 345

Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

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Telephone: 01332 785 345