Depending on the nature of your hearing problem, there are two levels of assessment available, a standard hearing assessment and a hearing aid assessment. The standard assessment is suitable in all cases except where you are quite sure you wish to proceed to hearing aid fitting, in which case the hearing aid assessment will save you an extra trip to the clinic.
All assessments begin with a series of tests by a qualified Audiologist to determine your hearing profile, consisting of pure tone audiometry, tympanometry & speech testing. Your Audiologist will explain the results, provide recommendations and a report and answer any questions you may have.
In the case of a hearing aid assessment, additional time is allocated for your Audiologist to take you through information relating to hearing aid selection and fitting. For example, you will need to determine the most suitable model, features and price range. An impression mould of your ears will be taken if required. If you need more time to consider your options before making a decision we will send you away with the information you need.
What if I booked a standard assessment but decide I want hearing aids?
It is important to have sufficient time for your Audiologist to take you through the selection process; the time allocated during a standard assessment appointment is insufficient for this purpose. If you decide you would like to proceed with hearing aids, we will book you in for an additional 30 minute appointment; the fee for this will be the difference between the fees for the two assessment types.