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You feel stressed in social situations because you can't follow the conversation, you are constantly turning up the TV, your partner is frustrated at having to repeat themselves, If more than a few of these are familiar to you, there may be an underlying problem. However, don't think that this means you have a hearing loss. The underlying issue could be an earwax problem
Either Way, You Will Benefit From a Hearing Assessment
We offer centre based and home visit hearing tests across the Midlands, simply give us a call on 01455 234 600 to discuss an appointment
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In-depth Hearing Evaluation
We offer a complementary and in-depth hearing healthcare evaluation, assessing the full function of your hearing system. The diagnostic assessment is made up of several hearing tests that give us the information we need to fully evaluate your hearing function. This allows us to understand exactly what is going on with your hearing. With a full and clear diagnosis we can then assess if you are suitable for hearing aids or some other treatment.
Clear Treatment Options
When we have finished your hearing test, we will explain all of your treatment options to you. If you agree to one of the options we will set out and agree with you exactly the way forward. We will discuss all of the elements of your treatment. This allows you to be very clear on what we propose to do, how we propose to deliver it and how you can be expected to benefit from it in the long term.
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Only with a full picture of your ability to hear can we make recommendations, that is why we offer an in-depth hearing test covering every area of how you hear
The hearing test is made of different parts that test different things, the overall evaluation can involve the following tests;
Pure tone testing (Audiometry)
Acoustic Reflex Threshold testing
Lisn-S Speech Testing
LiSN-S PGA is the new benchmark speech-in-noise test for patients with an existing hearing loss. This unique diagnostic tool allows us to accurately measure how well you understand speech in noise. The test results reveal exactly how your loss is affecting your understanding of speech in both quiet and noisy situations. This allows us a much clearer picture of how you will get on with differing hearing aid technology. It arms us with the knowledge we need to make the right recommendation for you. This test allows us to accurately assess the impact that your hearing loss is having on your understanding of speech sounds. This test is truly an excellent tool for assisting us in the recommendation of suitable hearing aids because it allows us to define the sounds in speech that you have the most difficulty with and what level of technology you need to overcome that difficulty.
How it is performed
Our specialist system allows us to present speech to you in both quiet and noisy situations. During these tests, you will be asked to repeat words that are presented to you at normal speech volume levels. Word recognition scores will be determined when you repeat words that are presented at this normal listening level.
Audiometry ( Hearing Test)
This group of tests is plotted on a graph called an audiogram which shows your hearing sensitivity at each frequency. It answers the question of whether or not hearing sensitivity is within the normal range, or if there is a hearing loss. The test results are also used as a tool to reveal any asymmetry (hearing loss that is not equal between the two ears). The audiometric configuration (the “shape” of the thresholds) and the rest of the group of tests also give us information toward a diagnosis of the underlying cause of your hearing loss.
How it is performed
This battery of tests involves carefully listening through headphones that are placed over the ears or insert earphones that are placed in the ear canals. Next, pure tones will be presented through the headphones or insert earphones, as well as through a bone conduction vibrator on a headband that is placed behind the ear. You will listen for the softest level you can detect, and will push a button or raise your hand in response. This will determine your hearing thresholds.
Additional tests may be added to the group of tests if an asymmetry of thresholds is found, or if you have tinnitus or dizziness.
What is it?
This test measures how well your middle ear works. Your middle ear includes your eardrum, the middle ear bones, and your Eustachian tube. It will reveal abnormalities which will signify and can explain a conductive hearing loss and/or any sensation of pressure in the ear.
How it is performed
An ear tip is placed in the canal that is connected to a machine that briefly varies the pressure in the ear. By varying the pressure, the movement of the eardrum can be measured. It takes only a few minutes to complete and is painless and non-invasive.
Acoustic Reflex Thresholds
What is it?
This test measures how the stapedius muscle contracts in response to a loud sound. The absence or presence of acoustic reflexes can be important for differential diagnosis of the underlying problem in hearing loss.
How it is performed
Normally tympanometry and acoustic reflex thresholds are done together. With the ear tip in your canal, you will hear beeps that are progressively louder. You will not need to respond. Instead, the machine will automatically measure the response.
How long does the group of tests take?
The group of tests is completed in 60 minutes. After the testing, the results are reviewed with you and recommendations are made.
Hearing Test Results
The results of your audiometry tests will be recorded on a form called an audiogram, which we will review with you. The audiogram reflects your hearing loss in frequencies and decibels. We will show you the type, pattern, and degree of hearing loss, as well as the percentage of normal conversational speech that you are still able to hear. We will then explain these results and what the impact is on your ability to hear.
Hearing Aid Benefit Assessment
If you are a suitable candidate for hearing aids, we will then move onto a hearing aid benefit assessment. During this test we use our fitting suite to fit a set of suitable hearing aids to your defined loss. We then use Real Ear Measurement (REM) to verify that the devices are delivering the amplification that you need. We will then undertake aided speech tests to ascertain the benefit delivered.
The better informed you are, the better decisions you can make
Hearing Loss Treatment Solutions
The next step is to consider treatment solutions. You can count on us to take the time necessary to understand your concerns so that we can provide you with everything you need to make an informed personal decision. This is an important focus for us in our business, the better informed you are, the better decisions you can make.
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