Hearing checks and assessments
Everyone should have a hearing test every two years as part of their health and wellbeing checks. Not only is this important to ensure good hearing health but also for early action to be taken should a hearing loss be present.
At Leek Hearing Centre, we offer a FREE hearing screening check as well as FREE full hearing and communication test with one of our Audiologists.
Short screenings last about 15 minutes, where several key frequencies are tested, along with an ear inspection. Or, if you feel you have hearing difficulty, a full hearing and communication check can be done. These usually last around 90 minutes. This leaves plenty of time to confidentially discuss how communication issues are affecting your lifestyle. Additionally, we consider details of any relevant medical history.
Because we are independent, we will show you all available options, so you can choose what to do about your hearing. Subsequently you can choose the best solution, which may or may not include hearing instruments.
Should I get a Hearing Test?
The following list of questions is a good guide to whether you have any hearing issues
- Often feel that other people are ‘mumbling’ or not speaking clearly?
- Have trouble following a conversation when there is background noise present?
- Need to turn the television or radio up and even then, sometimes it is still not clear?
- Often ask people to repeat what they have said?
- Feel stressed or tired when you listen for long periods of time?
- Avoid social groups because there is too much noise, and you struggle to hear clearly?
- Do friends and family ask if you are having problems hearing?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to two or more of these questions, then we would suggest an in-depth hearing test. This includes the tests mentioned above and/or if you need a medical referral and what the best path is for you.
You will have the chance to discuss your concerns, learn the exact nature of your hearing loss and to think about possible options. We also offer trial periods and demos of our hearing technology so you can discover just how much you may have been missing out on.
Did you know?
- Untreated hearing loss makes it difficult to stay connected, to communication effectively and remain active in the community
- Makes it difficult to follow conversations and is often very exhausting. It has also been linked to dementia
- Makes you feel more isolated and can cause mental health issue such as depression and loneliness
- Makes listening to the television and radio less enjoyable and using the telephone very challenging