If you have had your introductory hearing test and your hearing clinician has detected a hearing loss, the next step is to have a full hearing assessment. We’ll provide you with a more thorough examination and it gives us both a chance to discuss your hearing needs.
What’s involved in a Full Hearing Assessment?
Your full hearing assessment should take around 1 hour. If possible please bring a family member or friend along to the assessment.
Your hearing specialist will review the results of your initial hearing check and discuss the situations when you’ve had difficulty hearing, your family history, your health and lifestyle.
Your clinician will take a look inside your ears using an otoscope. They’ll check for any obstructions and evidence of infection. This is shouldn’t cause any discomfort.
Using a range of audiological equipment, including an audiometer, your clinician will then have you listen to a series of beeps to assess if you have difficulty hearing these sounds.
Speech testing will help determine discrimination levels and hearing ability in background noise.
The clinician will then discuss the results with you and suggest any further action. Should they think hearing aids may help, they can discuss your options. As a provider of the latest wireless hearing aids, you can select from a range of leading brands and styles.
You’ll be given a copy of your audiogram for your records and in case you want to discuss this with your doctor. We’ll also recommend techniques of dealing with your hearing loss day to day.