Hearing Aid Department (Adult Service)

If you feel you may need a hearing aid, the first step is to visit your GP who can refer you in to see us at either Royal Preston Hospital or Chorley and South Ribble Hospital. We will test your hearing and if necessary we will issue you with one or two hearing aids either on the day or at a further appointment. There are different types of hearing aids depending on the level of your hearing loss, but all of the hearing aids we issue are digital and fit ‘behind the ear’ (BTE)

Drop in clinic

The hearing aid departments at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital have a drop in clinic for patients who have an NHS hearing aid and need a repair, adjustment or just need help using the hearing aid. The opening times are as follows, no appointment needed:


Royal Preston Hospital

Monday           8.15 -12.30      1.30 - 4.30

Tuesday          9.30 -12.30      1.30 - 4.30

Wednesday     9.30 -12.30

Thursday         9.30 -12.30      1.30 - 4.30

Friday              9.30 -12.30      1.30 - 4.30


Chorley & South Ribble Hospital

Tuesday          9.30 - 12.30

Wednesday     1.30 - 4.30

Friday              9.30 - 12.30



Manager: Carole Robinson, Audiology Services Manager

Phone: 01772 522751


SMS: unfortunately this service is no longer available

Postal Address: Hearing Aid Department, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston. PR2 9HT

Our Audiology Service provides :

  • A hearing assessment within two to three weeks of a referral from your GP
  • Digital hearing aid fitting
  • Lifetime supply of batteries
  • Regular drop-in repair and advice service
  • Reassessment every three years

With a referral from your GP or ENT consultant we also provide:

  • Balance clinics and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Tinnitus clinics offering counselling, information and support
  • Specialist hearing aids and hearing therapy

Why choose us?

  • We have more than 30 years’ experience
  • Our service is completely free – we provide objective medical advice, no salespeople, or pressure to buy anything

If you are struggling with your hearing ask your GP for a referral to the Audiology Department at Royal Preston or Chorley and South Ribble Hospitals.

How to find us


At Royal Preston Hospital we are located at the side of the hospital, avoid the main hospital entrance and follow the road to the left until you reach the ‘Audiology & ENT Suite’.

If you are coming by car, aim for car park G

If you are coming by bus, ask for St.Claire’s Church


At Chorley & South Ribble Hospital we are located within Outpatients Department