"At Scrivens we have been leading the way in high street hearing care for over 50 years and have a large team of hearing aid audiologists across the UK, many of whom are BSHAA
members." He joined in 1996 and became a Fellow in 2003.
commissioned the survey after its members received complaints about NHS waiting times.
We have long seen hearing colleagues as a fifth primary care service and worked with hearing partners, for example with the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA
), to help support the hearing care sector deliver the best outcomes for patients."
The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) said there were long waits across the UK for replacing analogue with digital aids.
The BSHAA, which contacted all NHS audiology departments in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, represents the private sector.
The BSHAA found it took a 208-week wait for a hearing aid at The Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, after commissioning a survey into waiting times across Britain.
The BSHAA now wants the NHS to team up with high street dispensers to try and cut down the backlog.