What happens in a hearing assessment?

Are you curious about what a hearing assessment involves? Our assessments are painless and non-invasive. We will evaluate your hearing across various frequencies, providing valuable insights into your hearing health.


Understanding the Hearing Assessment Process at Nantwich Hearing Centre

If you’ve never had a hearing assessment before, it’s natural to have questions about what to expect. At Nantwich Hearing Centre, we aim to make the process comfortable and informative. Here’s a glimpse into what happens during a hearing assessment at our centre.

Step 1: Welcome and Discussion

Your hearing journey begins with a warm welcome from our friendly team. We’ll ask you about your hearing concerns, medical history, and lifestyle. This initial discussion helps us understand your unique needs and any specific challenges you may face. We always encourage you to bring a spouse, partner or other family member. Not only can they provide support but they can often make valuable contributions to this initial discussion.

Step 2: Visual Examination

Before we assess your hearing, we’ll conduct a visual examination of your ears. This involves checking for any visible issues, such as excess ear wax or other blockages. Identifying these issues is essential for accurate results.

Step 3: Pure Tone Audiometry

The core of the hearing test involves pure tone audiometry. You’ll be seated in a soundproof booth, and our audiologist, Alan Jackson, will present a series of tones at various frequencies through headphones. Your task is to indicate when you hear a tone by pressing a button or raising your hand. This part of the test helps us determine the softest sounds you can hear at different pitches.

Step 4: Bone Conduction Test

In some cases, we may perform a bone conduction test. This test involves placing a small device behind your ear to determine if hearing issues originate from the inner ear or middle ear.

Step 5: Results and Recommendations

Once the tests are complete, Alan will review the results with you. He’ll explain what your audiogram means and discuss any hearing loss or concerns. If hearing aids are recommended, he’ll guide you through available options and answer any questions you may have.

Step 7: Personalised Hearing Care Plan

Your hearing assessment isn’t just about numbers; it’s about improving your quality of life. Alan will work with you to create a personalised hearing care plan tailored to your needs, preferences, and budget.

At Nantwich Hearing Centre, our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your hearing health and the support you need to make informed decisions. Schedule your hearing test today and take the first step towards better hearing.

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