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Hearing Aid Maintenance

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic the Audiology Department at Leighton Hospital and all of our outside clinics are currently CLOSED to all patients/visitors.

Please contact us by phoning 01270 612197 or emailing audiology@mcht.nhs.uk and we will respond to any queries,hearing aid repair or appointment requests.

A number of our staff are currently redeployed to areas in the hospital with greater need, so we are working hard with reduced staffing. Please be patient and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Regular maintenance of your hearing aid is important to ensure you get the most from your hearing aid. Daily cleaning with a wet wipe, damp cloth or tissue is important. Dependant on the type of hearing aid you have you will also need to come see us every 4-6 month for replacement part.

If you have an open fit hearing aid (thin tube) you should attend a maintenance clinic every 6 months to have the tubing and dome replaced.

If you have a mould (thick tube and earpiece) you should attend a maintenance clinic every 4-6 months to have the tubing replaced.

For instructions on how to retube your own hearing aid (mould only), please click on the related documents link on the right side of this page.

Maintenance Clinics

For general maintenance or if you are having any problems with your hearing aid you should attend one of our walk-in maintenance clinics. Hearing aid maintenance clinics are available at the following clinics/times without an appointment:

Leighton Hospital:

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays - 9am—12noon

Tuesdays, Wednesdays - 1:30pm—4pm


Victoria Infirmary, Northwich:

Fridays - 9:00am—11:00am


Winsford Health Centre:

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month - 1:30pm—3:30pm


Alsager Clinic:

2nd & 4th Mondays of the month - 1:30pm—3:30pm


Holmes Chapel Health Centre:

1st Tuesday of the month - 9:00am—11:00am

We operate a number system at our maintenance clinics. On arrival you should take a number, then take a seat, and wait for your number to be called. The above are open clinics therefore you may expect a delay before being dealt with, as waiting times vary depending on the number of clients attending. Your patience at these clinics is appreciated

If you are having problems or your hearing aids not working and you are unsure of what to do please call our department on 01270 612197.


Additional Accessories

We offer a range of accessories available to purchase in the department,  to help you maintain, and get the most out of your hearing aids.

Patient Comments

“I am very happy with my hearing aids and the maintenance service provided”

“I am writing to say how much the residents of Holmes Chapel who wear NHS hearing aids appreciate your monthly visits to our local health centre. Transport to Leighton is not always easy and straight forward from Holmes Chapel.  Therefore the monthly contact with your department is invaluable, and one which I myself regard as necessary, impressing me with the efficiency and encouragement received from your audiologists. Please keep up the good work”

“Just to express appreciation for the excellent service given by your audiology department. I attended in the afternoon clinic for new tubes and batteries and the attentive caring service was greatly appreciated. It made a real difference to my aids. The lady was clearly very experienced”

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