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Hearing Tests

If you are experiencing hearing loss book a free hearing test at one of our branches.

Do you need a hearing test?

Ask yourself the following questions:

1. Do family and friends regularly comment on your hearing?

2. Are you finding yourself increasing the volume when watching the TV or listening to music?

3. Do you get frustrated when talking to people because they sound like they are mumbling?

If you have answered yes to any of the above, then you are likely to benefit from having your hearing tested.

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Statistics show that people wait up to 10 years from first suspecting a hearing loss to actually having their ears tested. This is 10 years too long! The sooner you take action against hearing loss the sooner you stop the negative effects of hearing loss from developing. Research shows treating hearing loss early can prevent more serious problems later in life like cognitive issues and even dementia.

Keeping your hearing healthy helps not just how you hear but how you feel about life and your general well-being. Over time, hearing loss can impair the brain's ability to process sound and recognise speech. If you cannot hear what is happening around you, your mental sharpness suffers when it does not have to.

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Hearing loss is not always age related

It can be the result of an illness or noise exposure often in the workplace. There are multiple reasons that people suffer with a loss of hearing that are not linked with aging.

Did you know that one in ten adults suffer from Tinnitus in the UK. Hearing aids can help patients who have a hearing loss associated with Tinnitus so whatever the reason for your hearing loss, it is best to get tested.


What to expect from your hearing test

Your FREE hearing test will be simple, quick and painless.

It takes less than 60 minutes and if you can't come to us, we can come to you!

There are four steps in a hearing test explained below:

 

1. Otoscopy

An inspection of your ear canal.

The audiologist will ask you about your hearing history for example, when you first started noticing a difference in your hearing and if you have ever been exposed to loud noises for a long period of time and if you have any discomfort.

The first step in the hearing test is to look at and into the ear using a Otoscope. This allows the Audiologist to inspect the eardrum and the middle of the ear to see if there is anything obvious that would cause a problem with your hearing.

2. Baseline Hearing Test

Find out which pitches and tones you hear and which you don't.

A baseline hearing test is your initial test that will form the comparison for later tests to measure if your hearing has worsened. We recommend adults should get their hearing tested when they are 55. The results of the hearing test show in an audiogram and are immediately explained by the Audiologist. 

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3. Speech and Understanding Assessment

Discover how well you hear and understand conversations

A series of words and sounds are performed at a varying level of loudness, pitch and intensity. Here, you will learn at what level of sound you can no longer understand speech very well and this test determines what level of hearing loss you have.

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4. Familiar Voice Test

Bring a loved one to your appointment so we can check your understanding of the voices most important to you

A hearing loss doesn't just impact one person, it can effect your loved ones too. It is important when testing the hearing aids in your appointment, you are testing with a familiar voice.

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To book your FREE hearing test with us, please use the 'Book hearing test' or the 'Find a hearing centre' button at the top of the page. You will have access to over 300 locations nationwide, making it more convenient for our customers to visit us for their hearing test appointments. Most of our branches are centrally located within their respective town or city, with easy transport links.

In the event you are unable to get to us, we can arrange free home visits. To book a home visit, or on behalf of somebody else, please use the same online form via the 'Book hearing test' button at the top of the page.

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