Step 1: The Initial Consultation
Winchmore Hill Reception
Our initial consultation is much more thorough and comprehensive than the free hearing tests offered by high street chains. Because it is a full diagnostic evaluation we are more likely to spot any medical problem that may need onward referral to a medical professional.
Duration: 90 minutes
Our in-depth initial hearing consultation includes a fully comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, after which we will be able to identify the exact type, severity and cause of your hearing loss as well as a range of recommended treatment options. Here’s what’s included:
- In-depth consultation with a highly experienced, Graduate, Clinical Audiologist. We will spend time discussing your symptoms, hearing history, exactly when and where you are having hearing difficulties, as well as other related issues such as Tinnitus, loudness sensitivity, noise exposure and family history.
- Video-otoscopy. We will examine your ear canal using our specialist video camera and display the picture for you to see (if you want to). We will be able to identify any obvious obstructions such as wax and identify any problems with the ear canal or eardrum.
- Earwax removal with micro-suction (if necessary). If we determine there is any occluding wax in the ear canal, this will be removed easily and painlessly using micro-suction.
- Pure Tone Audiometry with AC, BC & Masking. Performed in our sound proof booth this is a full diagnostic hearing test, from which we can identify the exact nature, severity and cause of any hearing loss you may have.
- Tympanometry. This is a test of middle ear function, where we can identify any negative pressure, congestion or fluid in the middle ear
- Speech Discrimination in noise testing. This test is done in our purpose built, calibrated, soundproof room. We will test your ability to understand speech with and without background noise
- Full explanation of your test results with appropriate recommendations.
- Demonstrations of the most appropriate hearing technology if applicable
- Print outs of your test results and quotations for further treatment and a report to your Doctor if applicable.
Explanation of results and recommendations
If we feel that you would benefit from using hearing aids, we will talk to you about the most appropriate device for you, taking into account:
The right manufacturer and level of technology for your needs
Maximum discretion with maximum benefit to your hearing
The most appropriate fitting for your ear canal shape
- Value for money
We stock range of products to suit every budget
We will show you suitable hearing aid types from a variety of manufacturers and discuss the most appropriate choice for you