The audiology team works closely with ear, nose and throat (ENT) consultants and physiotherapists to provide assessment and treatment for people with hearing loss and balance disorders.

We provide diagnostic and rehabilitation services using state-of-the-art equipment, including balance tests and a full hearing aid service in hospital in clinics at Formby and Skelmersdale.

We also treat gradual hearing loss and tinnitus over the age of 40 as a direct referral from your GP, and run a drop-in session for repair and maintenance of hearing instruments.

Opening times

Reception is open 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday.


Hearing aid repairs (Southport)

  •  Monday 9am – 11.30am and 1pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 11.30am and 1pm – 4pm
  • Wednesday – closed
  • Thursday  9am – 11.30am and 1pm – 4pm
  • Friday 9am – 11.30am and 1pm – 4pm


Hearing aid repairs (Ormskirk)

  • Monday 9am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday 9am – 12 noon
  • Wednesday – closed
  • Thursday 9am – 12 noon and 1pm – 4pm
  • Friday 1pm – 4pm


 Southport battery replacement service

  • Ainsdale Centre For Health And Well Being, 174 Sandbrook Road, Ainsdale: Monday – Friday during normal opening times
  • Churchtown Health Centre, 137 Cambridge Road, Churchtown: Monday-Friday 9am – 12 noon and 2pm – 5pm
  • Southport Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 44-46 Hoghton Street, Southport: Monday to Friday during normal opening times


Formby battery replacement service

  • Boots the Chemist, 17-19 Elbow Lane, Formby: During shop opening times
  • Formby Clinic, Philip’s Lane, Formby
  • Monday – Friday during normal opening times


West Lancashire battery replacement service

Batteries can be collected Monday to Friday between 9am – 12 noon and 1pm – 5pm at all the following clinics and health centres:

  • Ashurst Health Centre, Lulworth, Ashurst, Skelmersdale WN8 6QS
  • Birleywood Health Centre, Digmoor, Skelmersdale, WN8 9BW
  • Sandy Lane Health Centre, Sandy Lane, Skelmersdale, WN8 8LA
  • Burscough Health Centre, Stanley Court, Burscough, L40 4LA
  • Hants Lane Clinic, Hants Lane, Ormskirk, L391PX
  • Tarleton Health Centre, Mark Square, Gorse Lane, Tarleton, PR4 6UJ

Getting a referral

Adult hearing test referrals accepted from GP services from people age 40 years and over.

Service Leads

Francis Williams Head of Audiology
Brendan Crann Deputy Head of Audiology


01704 705230 (Southport) 01695 656708 (Ormskirk) 18001 01704 705230 (Minicom/text phone)