All NHS hearing aids are Behind-The-Ear Style of aids only.
All NHS hearing aids are Digital.
All patients requiring bilateral hearing aids will be offered bilateral aids.
All hearing aids on the NHS and the batteries for the aids are free of charge.
Patients get issued with a battery book when they are aided.
To obtain more batteries they have to bring their battery book to the Adult Audiology Department, Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm.
They can post their battery book in as well and more batteries will be posted to them.
Family / friends can collect batteries for a patient provided they bring the patient's battery book with them.
Patients can phone to get a repair appointment.
At the repair clinic the patient will see an assistant technical officer who will deal with:
> Retubing moulds.
> Faulty / broken hearing aids.
> Take impressions for new moulds.
> Advise on maintenance and care for the hearing aids.
> Help patients with battery and mould insertion.
> Make minor adjustments to the amplification.
Telephone 0131 536 1637 for a repair appointment.