Get an accurate picture of your hearing, and the most appropriate treatment for your hearing loss with our Full Diagnostic Hearing Test.
Available for people of all ages, from babies (aged from 6 months at selected clinics), to toddlers (from 3 years at all clinics) and adults, this assessment includes the following five tests and can take up to an hour.
Otoscopy – Your audiologist will look in your ear canal with a magnifying tool called an otoscope as per the hearing screening.
Immittance Audiometry – A small plug will be placed into your ear. This will emit a low humming sound and a series of beeps for you to respond to. This can help identify medical causes for hearing difficulties such as middle ear infections.
Air Conduction Testing – Headphones are placed over your ears and you are asked to press a button when you hear a beep. This test measures the extent of your hearing loss and helps us give you the most accurate treatment options.
Bone Conduction Testing – Your audiologist will use a headband to position a vibrating box behind your ear. This sends sound directly to your cochlea, bypassing the ear canal and middle ear. The results will help us determine what type of hearing loss you have (sensorineural, conductive or mixed) and allows us to recommend treatment options.
Speech Audiometry – Your audiologist will place a small plug in your ear and play you a list of simple words which you will be asked to repeat. This test helps us find out how well you can process speech. It is a vital part of the full diagnostic hearing assessment because it lets us know how much you will benefit from hearing aids. There are nonverbal options for infants or people with special needs.
Based on the results of this assessment and the type of hearing loss you may be experiencing, your audiologist may recommend for you to proceed to being fitted with hearing aids.
If you think you have hearing loss and would like to book in for a Full Diagnostic Hearing Assessment, call us on 0800 005 641 or fill in the form below to book a Full Diagnostic Hearing Assessment.