Audiology


Contact Names/Numbers/Email Addresses

Contact DetailsHead of Department: Jennifer Sharkey , Chief Audiologist
Email: jennifer.sharkey@amnch.ie
Tel: 01 414 3151

Useful Links

www.deafhear.ie/DeafHear/irishTinnitusAssociation.html Deaf Hear
www.iaoa.ie Irish Academy of Audiology
www.tinnitus.org.uk British Tinnitus Association
www.thebsa.org.uk The British Society of Audiology
www.baaudiology.org The British Academy of Audiology

Description of Department/Service

The Audiology Department provides a differential diagnostic service in the Outpatient Department at Tallaght Hospital.

We assess adults and children who present with suspected hearing difficulties, vertigo or tinnitus. This service primarily supports ENT, Paediatric, Age Related Healthcare and Emergency Department services.

We also provide a monitoring / surveillance / baseline function for Adults and Children undergoing new drug therapies or who may have been exposed to infections e.g. Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV ), Meningitis etc.

Patients attending any discipline may present with hearing difficulties which may not have been addressed. Please note we are only able to accept referrals from our hospital medical staff.

As one of the largest teaching hospitals we are supportive of education in a variety of medical disciplines, including the provision of clinical placement training and supervision for students attending the Msc Audiology course in University College Cork.

Patient Information

We have very close links with our colleagues in the Hearing Services Agency. Although we are unable to repair or adjust health service provided hearing aids, we are happy to offer any advice we can wherever possible.

We also work closely with our colleagues in the Children’s Hearing Services.

Location

You will find the Out Patients Audiology Department on the ground floor, along Hospital Street – Entrance 2.