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Hearing tests

Just like your eyes and teeth, regular hearing tests are absolutely imperative, as deterioration in hearing can happen in a gradual manner. The sooner any impairment is detected, the easier it is to make the required corrections. Leightons Hearing Care offers a free hearing test at all its branches. Our comprehensive hearing assessments take about 60-90 minutes. When you walk into our hearing care centre, our professionally trained audiologists will put you at ease and carry out a thorough consultation.

All Leightons Hearing Aid Audiologists are registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council) and are members of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists.

After a consultation regarding your lifestyle and hearing history, the audiologist will carry out an examination of your hearing using advanced audiometric procedures and state-of-the-art equipment. This involves a video otoscopy which photographs your outer ear, eardrum and ear canal. The images are displayed on a full-colour monitor and help to enable our audiologists to determine the reasons for any hearing impairment. Sometimes it may just be a case of wax build-up or a foreign object being lodged in your ear. Other ear conditions such as perforated eardrums may be detected using otoscopy. At the end of the test, you will receive the results of your hearing test, an audiogram, as well as advice on preventive or corrective measures as may be required for your particular case.

We recommend that existing hearing aid users should wear their devices during the assessment. If necessary, we can also arrange for technical checks and repairs of your hearing aids under our Clean and Check services. We also suggest that you be accompanied by a family member or close friend during the assessment, so that you can measure the improvement of a familiar voice during any demonstration carried out, and have support for any decision you might make.

Our comprehensive hearing assessment includes:

  • Taking a tack ground history
  • Lifestyle implications of the loss
  • Video otoscope examination of the ears
  • Pure tone audiometry to determine the level of loss
  • Speech in noise testing

Once the assessments have been completed and if hearing loss is detected, our audiologists will give you full product information of hearing aids.

At Leightons, we carry a wide range of digital hearing aids, from most of the big brands in the industry including: Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Starkey, Widex, Unitron and Siemens. We would discuss which one are the most suitable options for you and we can explore these further. You are welcome to have a free hearing aid demonstration of the hearing aids to allow you to compare different brands and hearing aid style. We can then  choose the ones best suited to your requirements and lifestyle. There is also peace of mind as we provide a 30-day full money back guarantee on all our digital hearing aids, as well as warranties on the hearing aids and their accessories.

Book an appointment online or call us on 0800 40 20 20 to get a hearing test done at your nearest branch. Alternatively, you can also arrange to take the test at home.