Hearing assessment

 

A range of hearing assessment is available.  Full diagnostic hearing assessment is offered.  This can include both hearing function testing (audiometry) and assessment of the ear drum and middle ear (tympanometry).  The results are given on the day along with professional advice drawing on many years of audiology experience.  We can also offer hearing surveilance, for those exposed to noise levels within the Health and Safety Executives (HSE) range of concern.  Any of these tests can a one-off assessment or part of a regular hearing and ear health review. 

 

Most hearing assessments are obtained by the use of headphones delivering pure-tone sounds to the ear and allowing the audiologist to measure the quietest sound (or threshold of hearing) that a person demonstrates.  The duration of the test varies dependant on the type of test and any hearing loss found but rarely takes more than 20-30 minutes.  All of our test procedures and their results will be fully explained in person and, if requested, delivered as an individual written report containing results, advice and recomendations.

 

Full, diagnoatic audiometry is a vital step along the way to any hearing aid provision which may be requested.  Hearing testing is also an important measure of hearing function and possible deterioration - potentially instrumental in guiding decisions such as the need for hearing protection.


 

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