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Welcome to the Audiology Department – here is some information about the type of services we provide which we hope you will find useful. 

The Adult Audiology service provides a range of comprehensive audiological tests including diagnostic hearing assessments and hearing therapy.  Since April 2004 all patients are fitted with digital hearing aids.

The Children’s Audiology service provides diagnostic assessments of hearing function on all babies and children until the age of 18, with intensive rehabilitation for babies and children requiring hearing aids. 

With the introduction of National Neonatal screening programme in January 2004, all new born babies receive hearing screening which has led the way forward in the care for babies identified with a permanent hearing loss.

Audiology runs alongside the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Department including satellite clinics held at St Peters Hospital in Maldon and Braintree Community Hospital.


The Audiology Department is based in A101 (Outpatients),
Broomfield Hospital, Court Road,
Chelmsford Essex
CM1 7ET.

The Team

The Audiology Team consists of:

  • Audiology Manager: Sharon Stern
  • Senior Audiologist: David Yarnell
  • Senior Audiologist: Colette Halls
  • Senior Audiologist: Kelly Thrift
  • Lead Paediatric Audiologist: Emma Stead
  • Senior Paediatric Audiologist: Joanna Taylor
  • Paediatric Audiologist: Kirsten Bradley
  • Audiologist: Lucy Russell
  • Audiologist: Frederic Gentilhomme
  • Senior Audiology Assistant: Lesley Earls
  • Senior Audiology Assistant: Claire Yarnell
  • Audiology Assistant: Theresa Launder
  • Audiology Assistant: Hannah Ellis
  • Associate Audiologist (trainee): Aaron Hollis
  • Patient Access Officer: Natasha Dowman
  • Audiology Admin Assistant: Christine James
  • Audiology Secretary: Emma Richardson



Direct access to Audiology is available for the over 50’s requiring a GP referral.  This service is available at Broomfield, St Peters Hospital and Braintree Community Hospital.

Repair Service - Opening Times

Broomfield Hospital (By appointment ONLY)

• Monday to Friday

St Peters Hospital (By appointment only)

• Tuesday

Braintree Community Hospital (By appointment only)

• Thursday

Please note the repair clinics are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  This means that if your hearing aid needs to be repaired or checked, please call us on 01245 513237 to make an appointment.  If you require a technical adjustment i.e. clarity/volume, please telephone us on 01245 513237 to request a Follow-up appointment.


For replacement corda tubes or batteries by post, please send in your brown record book with a LARGE LETTER STAMP to cover the return postage.

Paediatric Audiology Service
  • We now have a dedicated paediatric phone line which is ONLY for children/parents and young adults who are still in full time education. Children are given priority appointments.

  • If you have any queries or want to book an appointment please ring:

  • 01245 513101

  • 01245 513237

  • We are now available to be contacted via the following email address:  audiology.appointments@meht.nhs.uk

Battery Replacement Service 

You will be able to collect batteries from the following Clinics on production of your brown book:

  • Chelmsford Library

  • Moulsham Lodge Clinic

  • Springfield Green Clinic

  • The Writtle Surgery

  • Danbury Medical Centre

  • Braintree Community Hospital

  • Witham Health Centre

  • Dunmow St Clare's Hospice Charity shop

  • Brentwood Community Clinic

  • St Andrews Billericay

  • South Woodham Health Centre (Tuesday - Friday)

  • Wickford Health Centre

  • St Peters Hospital Maldon

  • William Fisher Medical Centre

  • Maylandsea Medical Centre

Other Services we provide:

Stroke Support

Hearing therapy