Having trouble with your hearing? Get a GP referral

A new health centre has opened in Lewisham, residents with hearing and balance problems have a new space to go for consultations and hearing assessments

Val Davison, chairwoman of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, officially opened University Hospital Lewisham’s new audiology centre on Thursday, January 18.

Gareth Lewis, head of audiology, said: “The new centre doubles our capacity, with six treatment rooms instead of three.

“This means that we’ll be able to see more patients and reduce waiting times.”

The audiology department had outgrown its old space in the ear, nose and throat unit on the second floor, so the Trust converted some unused offices on the ground floor.

The new centre includes one fully sound-proofed room, two rooms with sound-proofed booths, a repair room, and balance and tinnitus rooms. The centre will also offer a comprehensive hearing aid service.

If you are concerned about your hearing, visit your GP, who can refer you for a hearing test.

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