Audiology - Community
The Northern Care Alliance provides a range of nationally accredited audiology services for children and adults living in Bury, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) and Oldham. Our experienced and knowledgeable NHS professionals help with hearing and balance assessments, along with support and rehabilitation for conditions such as tinnitus. We offer digital hearing aid fitting and any ongoing care people need.
- We are nationally accredited – our audiology services have received a national seal of approval from the prestigious United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). In 2014, we were one of the first in the country to achieve this. Click here to find out more about UKAS accreditation.
- We don’t have long waiting lists – one of our friendly and qualified hearing experts will see you.
- We offer a direct link with NHS hospital services – meaning a direct referral for relevant specialist care you may need.
- We are a dementia friendly service – our staff have received expert training to provide the very best care for people with dementia.
- We use top quality, modern and attractive digital hearing aids – comparable to those offered by many private hearing care providers.
- We offer a drop-in hearing aid aftercare service – any problems or worries will be quickly resolved in the borough where your aid has been fitted.
- We offer a Click and Post service – your hearing aid accessories (such as batteries and tubing) can be sent straight to your home. Click here to find out more.
Services in your borough
We have clinics in the following areas. For more information, please click the below links. We also offer care at home, for those who are housebound.
Supporting information and resources
Our audiology teams want to make sure that you know what to expect when you are invited for a hearing assessment or for another procedure.
Following a diagnosis, it’s also important that you understand the condition and have easy access to advice on how you can manage it.
You can now follow the Audiology service on Facebook: Audiology
There is lots and advice, support and information on the Trust's health and wellbeing self-help website - called My Health My Community. This includes guidance around hearing loss, advice around hearing aid maintenance and patient stories. Click here to visit the site.
You may also wish to view the resources on the C2Hear Youtube channel. C2Hear Online is a series of short, interactive, multimedia videos about hearing aids, hearing loss and communication.
The following leaflets provide further information.
|Audiology service||1.97 MB|
|Adult hearing assessment||424 KB|
|Auditory processing disorder or obscure auditory dysfunction in adults||236 KB|
|Child to adult service transition||484 KB|
|Children's Audiology hearing aid service||1.58 MB|
|Children's hearing assessment||1.55 MB|
|Dizziness assessment||1.88 MB|
|Hearing sensitivity in children||224 KB|
|Middle ear effusion in children||827 KB|
|Positional dizziness BPPV||2.11 MB|
|Tinnitus assessment||1.07 MB|
|Checklist: Making sounds||28 KB|
|Checklist: Reaction to sounds||28 KB|
|Glossary of paediatric hearing-related terms||251 KB|
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