Leightons Free Hearing Tests
Regular hearing tests are vital because any deterioration can happen gradually. The sooner issues are detected, the easier they are to correct.
Leightons Hearing Care offers free hearing tests at all its branches. Our comprehensive hearing assessments are carried out by our professionally trained hearing aid audiologists. All Leightons hearing aid dispensers are registered with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) and are members of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists.
Your complete hearing assessment will include:
- Background history
- Lifestyle implications of any hearing loss
- Video otoscopy, photographing the outer ear, eardrum and canal in full colour to investigate reasons for possible hearing impairment
- Pure tone audiometry determining the level of hearing loss
- Speech in noise testing
- An audiogram, giving a graphic record of your hearing ability at various sound frequencies
- A hearing health report
Sometimes hearing impairment may be caused simply by a build-up of wax or a foreign object lodged in your ear. Alternatively, the video otoscope examination may detect conditions such as perforated ear drums.
At the end of the test, you will receive your results as an audiogram as well as expert advice on preventative or corrective measures as required.
A familiar voice
We suggest that you are accompanied by a family member or close friend for the assessment as they may be able to offer further insight into your background and lifestyle. They will also make it easier for you to measure the improvement of a familiar voice and provide support for any decision you might make.
Choosing a hearing aid
If hearing loss is detected, your audiologist will provide extensive information about hearing aids and also offer a free hearing aid demonstration to help you choose the best one for you. We carry a wide range of digital hearing aids from the most trusted brands in the industry, including Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Widex, Unitron, Starkey and Siemens.
We recommend that existing hearing aid users wear their devices during the assessment. We can also provide technical checks and repairs if necessary via our Clean and Check service.