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Leightons Free Hearing Test

Regular hearing tests are vital because hearing deterioration can happen gradually. The sooner issues are detected, the easier they are to correct.

Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care offers a free hearing test 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 an obstruction in the ear canal. 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 your hearing test 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.

How to book your free hearing test

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