Hearing aid wearers urged to share their views

Fraserburgh residents who wear NHS hearing aids are being urged to play a vital role in the development of national audiology standards in Scotland and help ensure that patients with hearing loss across the country receive a high quality service from their local NHS audiology team.

Every year since 2010, all NHS audiology services in Scotland have been measured against a set of nine quality standards which cover various aspects of adult hearing rehabilitation services.

These include: accessibility of services, communication with patients, the hearing assessment, developing and implementing individual management plans, clinical effectiveness, audiology team’s skills and expertise, collaborative working and service improvement.

Fraserburgh residents who have used NHS audiology services are being invited to contribute to the review of the standards by completing an online questionnaire.

Commenting, Delia Henry, Director of charity Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and a member of Scotland’s Audiology Services Advisory Group, said: “It’s important that this review includes the views of people who have experience of using their local audiology services and can share their opinions on which aspects of Scotland’s national standards are working well, or where there could be room for improvement.”

To complete the questionnaire, visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/audiology before the deadline of Thursday, July 31.

For more information or to request a paper version of the questionnaire, email: scotland@hearingloss.org.uk

For further information about Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, or to become a member, visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/Scotland