Free hearing health checkBy Frankie Goodman 20th July 2020 Always Hear
Free hearing health check
We offer a free hearing health check to everyone.
Perhaps you have concerns about your hearing? Or you keep asking people to repeat themselves? Maybe you need to turn the television up higher than you used to? Or your partner keeps saying you are not listening to them? Whatever your reason for contacting us, we are here to help.
We don’t just test your hearing by asking you to listen to a few beeps. We offer a full hearing health check.
What does a full hearing health check entail?
Your hearing aid audiologist will firstly ask you a series of questions which
are designed to give them some background information on your hearing –
general health, medical history, employment and any examples or changes
you’ve noticed in your hearing.
They will then, using an instrument called an otoscope, perform a physical
examination of your outer and inner ear. Here the audiologist is looking
to see that your eardrum is fully intact and that there is no excess wax
present inside your ear.
You will then have a full audiology test whereby, whilst wearing a set of
headphones, you will be asked to indicate which tones you can hear out
of a series played to you at different pitches and volumes. This part of the
test is very often conducted in a soundproof booth.
The results can be plotted there and then and your audiologist will discuss
with you the extent (if any) of your hearing loss.
Studies have found that only 1 in 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid wear them. Most of the time, they’re for people who have damage to their inner ear or the nerve that links the ear with the brain.
Would you like our help?
If you are not sure if a hearing aid could help you, contact us for a free hearing health check. This should be part of your annual health check ups from the age of 55. Just as you would visit an optician, doctor and other general health practitioner each year. You can book a local hearing health check with a friendly audiologist in your local branch or in the comfort of your own home.
Find your local audiologist and book your local hearing health check with Always Hear today.