Audiology Clinic: Learning Disability Service


Around 40% of adults with a learning disability also have a hearing loss. Some people with a learning disability are more likely to develop ‘age-related’ hearing loss earlier in life.


We offer a specialist service for adults with learning disabilities when routine appointments would not suit their needs. Assessment of hearing is approached flexibly and we provide additional support to patients and support teams around hearing aid use.


We have close links with local Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs). Some clinics are jointly held with a Speech and Language Therapists from the Brighton and Hove CLDT.


If an interpreter for any language, including British Sign Language will be needed, please contact your local clinic as soon as possible to arrange this. Hospital transport can be arranged by a GP.

Service Details

Sussex Community NHS Trust
Service Type:
Advice and Information
Client Groups:
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with a sensory disability

This page was last updated on 29 August 2018

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Audiology Department - press option 1 for audiology and hearing aids
0300 303 8360