Audiology Clinic: Dementia Service

Description

If someone can’t hear you, how can they be expected to remember what’s been said or respond well? Therefore, we believe everyone who is referred for dementia assessment should also ask for a hearing test.

 

What we do

Our team have received additional dementia awareness training and we have links with the BSUH Dementia Champion. We offered adapted hearing test methods, signposting to local support services and personalised follow up arrangements.

Please ask us about our butterfly scheme, which supports people with memory impairment. The scheme focuses on improving patient care and wellbeing when accessing any BSUH service.

 

Preparing for your appointment

We would encourage you to bring a family member or friend with you to your appointment. There may be information that you would like to discuss with someone after the appointment, and it will provide an opportunity for your companion to find out more about the implications of your hearing. Please bring with you hearing aids, ear moulds and documentation that you may have from any previous Audiology appointments.

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

Locations:
Organisation:
Sussex Community NHS Trust
Service Type:
Advice and Information
Website:
Client Groups:
  • People with a sensory disability
  • People with Dementia / Alzheimers

This page was last updated on 29 August 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Audiology Department - press option 1 for audiology and hearing aids
Telephone:
0300 303 8360
Email:
audiology@bsuh.nhs.uk

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