Meet the High Street NHS providers event

There has been a lot of confusion recently when a letter went out informing patients that have a routine hearing loss that they had reached the end of their contract at Derby Hospital’s Audiology.

CamTAD Hearing Support have organised an event where patients can come along and speak to some of the local providers so that they can discuss what kind of support they can expect and see the types of hearing aids that are offered.

The event will take place in the foyer at London Road Community Hospital, close to the main entrance. As well as the NHS hearing care providers, staff and volunteers will be on hand to give you support and offer impartial advice.

Parking is free for 30 minutes in the Hospital car parks and there will be plenty of disabled spaces if required. We will be providing refreshments too.

The event takes place on Saturday 17th November, 10am – 2pm at London Road Community Hospital.

Each of the providers will have their own stall and will welcome patients to discuss their services either one to one or in small groups.

The four providers taking part are Mediscan, Scrivens, The Outside Clinic and Specsavers.

Please note that if you have not received a letter from Derby Hospitals Audiology department regarding a change in your hearing care then you may be classed as a complex hearing patient and therefore will remain with the hospital. If you have any concerns please contact us and we can check with Audiology for you.




BSL & Lip reading classes from September in Derby and Derbyshire


It is that time of year and the organisations that run Adult Education Courses have released their prospectuses for their British Sign Language and Lip Reading classes from September. Please click on the links below to find classes near you.

Derby Adult Learning Service – British Sign Language (see page 11 and 12)

Derbyshire Adult Community Education

Lip reading and British Sign Language Classes may be free if you are hearing impaired or have a family member that is hearing impaired (there are slight differences in eligibility in Derby and Derbyshire).

CamTAD Coffee Morning at the Leylands a great success.

This morning we held a special coffee morning for residents at The Leylands, a large sheltered housing complex operated by the Retail Trust. The session was well attended and we dealt with various Hearing related queries including making appointments for replacement hearing aids , showing people how to clean them and arranging deliveries of batteries from a high street NHS provider.

Car park closures at Royal Derby Hospital

Both car park 2 and 3 near the King’s Treatment Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital will be closed until Monday 3rd September for major works. This is urgent work to repair the car park surfaces. This will have an impact on visitors to Audiology and ENT which are both based within the King’s Treatment Centre. The work has been planned for during the school six week’s holidays to minimise impact, as many people take their vacations at this time. If you need an appointment at Audiology or you use the microsuction service art ENT you can request appointments at London Road Community Hospital.


Morrisons introduces Quieter Hour every Saturday morning

Morrisons supermarket have introduced a new service where, on a Saturday morning they switch off piped music and they don’t have any tannoy announcements, reducing the amount of stimulus that might affect people with autism. This is also great news for the hearing loss community as it is much easier to tolerate a shopping trip if there isn’t a hive of unnecessary noise. Well done Morrisons.