The Hard of Hearing
Epsom Support Group meets on the second Friday of each month at the Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom from 2pm – 4pm. They have a range of excellent speakers with tea and coffee. Someone is always available to carry out minor repairs to hearing aid equipment and to issue batteries. An outreach worker from the Audiology team is present at most meetings to offer advice (technical and practical) to members of the group.
To make contact with the group telephone:
Harry Corben – 01372 721061
There is also a Hearing Support Service run by volunteers based at Ashford and St. Peter’s hospitals (01932 722525)
Hearing Induction Loop
We now have a Hearing Induction Loop installed in the Reception Area at The Old Cottage Hospital Surgery. We will monitor it’s use and effectiveness before rolling it out across our other sites.
Local Audiology Services
If you have concerns about your hearing and would like an NHS hearing assessment, you may be eligible for the Specsavers Hearing Assessment Service without the need for a GP referral. Specsavers offer free hearing tests, carried out by one of their Hearcare professionals. Depending on the results of the test, they’ll talk you through the best options for you, with no obligation to buy. For more information, contact the branch directly or click the following link Specsavers Audiology
Adult Hearing Service
NHS Surrey Downs CCG has been working to develop a local Adult Hearing Service to provide care closer to where you live. As a result, the service now provides testing for hearing loss and supply and fitting of hearing aids in a range of convenient locations by fully qualified staff. For more information, please view the Adult Hearing Service leaflet