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Looking after your vision and hearing to keep you connected has never been more important, and current restrictions don’t mean you have to wait. As an essential healthcare service, we are here for you, so we are open and looking forward to supporting you with all your vision and hearing care needs. Please click here to book.
Please note: You will be contacted by phone prior to your chosen appointment time to discuss your requirements and to help you understand what to expect when you visit us in practice.
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, to find out more or to book call 0800 40 20 20. 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.
At Leightons, we offer two types of free hearing test:
Free Hearing Health Check
A free hearing health check is a short appointment that uses a simple test to check your level of hearing, from which our experts can recommend whether further investigation would be beneficial.
Free Full Hearing Assessment
An in-depth, comprehensive assessment of your hearing in conjunction with your lifestyle needs.
Your full 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. If you'd like to book in for a free hearing assessment simply call us on 0800 40 20 20.
A familiar voice
We usually 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. Although current restrictions mean that this is not possible, we still advise that you take the time to discuss your results and any decisions with your loved ones.
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 and Starkey.
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.
Book your free hearing test with us today
You can book an appointment online or call us on 0800 40 20 20 to arrange a test at your nearest branch. Alternatively, you can also arrange to take the test at home.