EAR EXAMINATION

Everyone is unique, along with your lifestyle and requirements. In order to better understand your needs and build a picture of your ear health we first take a history, then produce an audiogram (hearing test result) and discuss your options.

What to expect during a hearing assessment.

Hearing well enables you to connect with the world around you. Getting your hearing assessed by a trained audiologist is the first step in ensuring you get the most out of your hearing. It may be beneficial if you bring along someone close to you as they can share the experience and also learn about your difficulties.

History Taking

An Audiologist will run through some crucial questions to build a picture of your ear health. In some cases, you may need to be referred back to your GP or ENT for further investigation. Audiologists with NHS experience have the added advantage over hearing aid dispensers as they have experience of working closely with ENT in hospitals.

Ear examination and Hearing Test

The Audiologist will then perform an ear examination using an otoscope. We also use video technology.  If your ears are not blocked with ear wax or an ear infection your hearing can be tested. The hearing test involves wearing some headphones and listening to some sounds. When you can hear the sound you click a button and this is recorded on your unique audiogram.

Discussion

So that you can make an informed decision all of the hearing test result details are discussed with you. Creating a personalised hearing loss treatment plan can get you back on track and enjoying life to the fullest.