New audiology drop-in clinics in Lewis and Harris

New Audiology drop-in clinics are being launched in both Lewis and Harris, in partnership with the Western Isles Sensory Centre.

The aim of the new clinics is to provide a hearing aid repair service more centrally for those who maybe have difficulty attending Western Isles Hospital. Working in partnership with Sensory Centre staff means that anyone attending will also be able to access help and advice on sight and hearing problems. Equipment will also be on display which can also assist people with these issues.

The drop-in clinics (no appointment required) will take place in the Western Isles Sensory Centre on Esplanade Court, Stornoway, and in North Harris Trust Boardroom, Tarbert.

NHS Western Isles Lead Audiologist, Gabrielle Mason, explained: “The sessions, which are for repairs only, are for people with NHS hearing aids that need repairing or retubing, or for anyone who needs advice on hearing loss and environmental aids, such as flashing doorbells, fire alarms and vibrating alarm clocks.

“The appointment repair service at Western Isles Hospital will still take place for patients who do not want to attend the drop-in clinics. Hearing aid assessments and fittings will still have to be done at the hospital.”

The drop-in service will take place in the Western Isles Sensory Centre on Esplanade Court, Stornoway, on Mondays (1.30pm to 4pm) as follows:

Monday March 3, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

In Harris, the clinics will run on the second Friday of each month (10.30am to 1.30pm), in North Harris Trust Boardroom, Tarbert. The service will be piloted for a six month period.

Anyone with enquiries should contact the audiologist on 01851 708213 or the Sensory Centre on 01851 701787.