Opening our headquarters in Hinckley, Leicestershire has given us new opportunities to deliver regular educational events. The new HQ has a purpose-built training room/meeting room where we plan to hold regular educational events.
April 17th 2020 9:00am ~ 16:30pm – Swabbing, R.E.Ms, Tympanometry (Free lunch included) April 2020 Course information
June 12th 2020 9:00am ~ 16:30pm – Swabbing, R.E.Ms, Tympanometry (Free lunch included)
August 7th 2020 9:00am ~ 16:30pm – Swabbing, R.E.Ms, Tympanometry (Free lunch included)
We will regularly update this page with event details as we move through the year, so make sure you come back and view the page on a regular basis to see what is happening.
We are now offering training in aural swabbing. On completion of the course, you will receive a reputable certificate from us that you can display in your clinics, and a prestigious “Aural Infection Control” logo to display on your website.
This certificate will benefit your audiology-based business by providing you with skills to perform procedures that are valuable, time-saving and extra service for patients who have been given the wrong treatment by the NHS or other medical practices. It’ll be a service that can bring more accreditation to your clinic and allow it to expand into the field of aural swabbing. As well as a backlink to our website, to increase your SEO rating. This improves your ranking on web browsers across the world resulting in increased business for your practices.
Completing an aural swab for a person who has an infection is an invaluable procedure, however, it is not completed by GP’s the first time around. Instead, a general antibiotic is prescribed which leads to an ongoing infection with several unnecessary visits to the GP. This is until either an aural swab is taken or the person is referred to an ENT specialist. This process wastes the client’s time, the GP’s time and puts the person under unnecessary stress.
Your clients will be able to build on their trust with your as their aural healthcare provider and it’ll benefit them by saving precious time and stress.
The Ear Wax Removal Specialists have decided enough is enough! We have put in place a private aural swabbing service that will ensure that no time is wasted, and the infection is treated correctly the first time around, saving the client from escalated symptoms.
Our CEO came across a client with re-occurring ear infections for 20 years, after a while she asked what the reason for them was and was surprised to learn that the client never had a swab taken. After completing a swabbing procedure she sent the sample off to the surgery and her client was pleased to have received a treatment that allowed her to be infection-free after 20 years!
Currently, as far as we know, we are the only private clinic where an aural swab is offered. We would like it to become another skillset in Audiologists ever-expanding role in looking after our client’s ear health within the UK, and strengthen our working relationship with the medical profession.
As I am sure all professionals know, Real Ear Measurements can sometimes be confusing – well be confused no more! We are offering training on Manual Real Ear Measurements. On completion of the course, you will receive a reputable certificate from us that you can display in your clinics
Real Ear Measurements are a GOLD STANDARD procedure used to OBJECTIVELY verify frequency response, therefore to truly understand the procedure and complete the procedure correctly is an invaluable skill for an audiologist to have. Research has shown that a correctly completed REM will reduce the number of times a client may visit your clinic for further adjustments – in turn increasing the amount of time you have available for booking those important new hearing tests, resulting in increased sales.
Real Ear Measurements ensure that hearing devices are set appropriately to provide optimal prescribed gain and output in users’ ears. The measurement is objective, which is obviously more reliable than subjective measurements like in-situ audiometry. This means the client benefits from the correct prescription sooner, and is less likely to return for unnecessary follow up appointments.
Tympanometry is not a procedure you would usually see offered in private audiology clinics, this is possibly due to the fact that in a private clinic we don’t necessarily need to know what the middle ear is doing to be able to test the hearing and fit hearing aid. However, here at Hear4U, we believe that private audiology clinics should be more aware of the complete aural care of their clients, therefore tympanometry plays a big part in this.
Tympanometry is a valuable component in the process of audiometric evaluation. The tympanogram will show whether there is a possible ossicular issue, or whether there is fluid behind the eardrum. Either way, you can be more precise with the advice you give to your client and the possible referral you will send to the GP.
In a majority of cases, you will find your tympanogram showing “normal” results, to a client this is peace of mind. In fewer cases, you will find the tympanogram will show abnormal results and these can be included in a referral to the GP.