Following the consultation, we will begin the assessment.
First your ears will be examined for wax, infection or any other abnormalities. This is done using an auroscope. Should you have wax blocking your ears, Steven Hale is a Registered Ear Care Practitioner which means he can remove wax using water irrigation.
Once we have established that your ears are clear, we can then proceed to performing a Pure Tone Audiogram (or Hearing Test). During this procedure you will wear a pair of headphones and be asked to press a simple button whenever you hear a sound.
We will then explain the results explained to you in great detail and based on the information you have also given us – we can recommend which type and style of hearing aid that would be beneficial for you.
If we feel it necessary we may recommend that you be referred to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Consultant. We can offer best advice on which Consultant to see.