Level 2
Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA

Tel: 01803 656325
Email: Audiology – Hearing Care

Audiology – Hearing Care is a patient centred NHS audiology and hearing aid department based at Torbay Hospital. We offer a comprehensive service for both adults and children at a number of local hospitals and clinics throughout the South Devon area.

Audiology – Hearing Care is a department consisting of 21 highly qualified Audiologists, 3 Senior Assistant Audiologists and is also a training centre for student audiologists.

We offer a completely free service and give impartial, knowledgeable advice tailored to your own specific hearing requirements.

The audiologists carry out a range of tests to determine the presence, nature and extent of hearing loss and balance disorders. This enables accurate clinical diagnosis in a range of hearing related conditions.

Audiology – Hearing Care offers a choice of current, quality digital hearing aids based on your hearing level and personal needs. Should you choose to try a hearing aid we will programme your new aid to your hearing prescription using Real Ear Measurements ensuring a sound tailored specifically to you.

Waiting times for audiology at Torbay Hospital are low. All patients are offered an appointment for initial assessment within 20 working days of referral, which we are actively working to reduce. If you decide to try a hearing aid you will be offered an appointment within 25 working days of the assessment. Appointments are booked with you, so you can choose a location, date and time to suit your lifestyle and fit around any other commitments.

A further role includes the long term management and rehabilitation of the hearing impaired and those with tinnitus, many of whom require the support of hearing aids/communication equipment and counselling.

Audiology – Hearing Care is closely associated with Torbay Hospital Ear Nose and Throat Department and carries out assessments of hearing and balance on patients referred to ENT by their GP. We also specialise in the fitting of more advanced hearing devices for complex hearing needs.

How to contact us

Please be advised: Please make sure your ears are free of wax for all audiology appointments; you may need to see the nurse at the GP surgery to get them check or arrange wax removal.

Please make sure this is done prior to your appointment.

For appointments at any of our clinics and for more information, you can contact us using the details below:

Audiology – Hearing Care
Outpatients Level 2
Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA

Tel: 01803 656325
Email: Audiology – Hearing Care

If you already have a hearing aid you can contact us directly for an appointment. If you do not have a hearing aid and want a hearing assessment or advice, please arrange a referral from your GP to see us.

Hearing aid repairs – Torbay Hospital

For information and repairs to hearing aids any patient with an NHS hearing aid can attend these open access sessions at Torbay hospital – no appointment necessary but these do run on a first come first serve basis so waiting times may be long:

  • Tuesday 9am – 12 noon
  • Thursday 1.45pm – 4pm
  • Friday 9am – 12 noon

Booked repair appointments are also available at all of our clinics.

Audiology clinics run at the following local hospitals. To make appointments at any one of our clinics, contact the main audiology centre in Torbay and request the clinic closest to you.

Brixham Hospital
(Greenswood Road Brixham, Torbay TQ5 9XW)
Dartmouth Clinic
(Mayor's Avenue Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9NF)
Dawlish Hospital
(Barton Terrace Dawlish, Devon EX7 9QH)
Newton Abbot Hospital
(West Golds Road, Jetty Marsh, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2TS)
Paignton Health and Wellbeing Centre
(Church Street, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3AG)
Teignmouth Hospital
(Mill Lane, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 9BQ)
Torbay Hospital
(Newton Road Torquay, Devon TQ2 7AA)
Totnes Hospital
(Coronation Road Totnes, Devon TQ9 5GH)
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