The Audiology Department diagnoses, recommends and refer people with hearing and balance disorders and tinnitus for appropriate treatment.
Staffed by one full-time and one part-time audiologist, we work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to offer better and more accurate diagnosis, more timely treatments and onward referrals. We also provide guidance and counselling to patients and their families on their audiological conditions.
In our department, we see patients from:
- ENT clinics in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire,
- Inpatients from St. Vincent’s University Hospital
- We also take direct referrals from GPs in line with the new ENT Model of Care which envisages reducing patients’ waiting times for Audiological assessment and referrals for hearing-aid fitting.
- Assessment and diagnosis of patients with hearing disorders
- Assessment, diagnosis, counselling and onward referral where appropriate of patients with tinnitus
- Patient and family/carer guidance and counselling on living with hearing loss, balance disorders and/or tinnitus
- Referral for hearing-aid fitting of patients with hearing loss
- Education and training to other health professionals and clinical research
Tatiane Melrose and Mary Storan are our audiologists. They have extensive experience in administering a wide range of audiological tests as well as providing guidance and counselling to patients with hearing and balance disorders.
We accept direct referrals from GPs for audiological assessment and provide onward referrals for hearing-aid fitting or to other professionals as required.
It is essential that otoscopy is carried out before referral to Audiology because the ENT team is not always available to perform for wax removal.
01 – 221 3976
Clinical Services Building
08.00 – 16.00 (department)
07.30 – 16.00 (reception)