Hearing loss usually occurs later in life and happens gradually; usually we don’t notice a change in our hearing until our lifestyle is impacted. So, if you’re over the age of 40, it’s important to have your hearing tested regularly. Here at Pinder Eyecare, our hearing tests are completely free, carried out by one of our qualified hearing aid dispencers. Depending on the results of the test, we’ll talk you through the best options for you, with the trust that we only recommend the aid you need. If you’re concerned about your hearing, book in for a free test here with one of our fully qualified hearing professionals. If you’re not sure if you’d benefit from a hearing test, we’ve listed some of common symptoms below to help you understand the health of your hearing and changes that may occur.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OFHEARING LOSS Having the TV or radio volume uncomfortably loud for others Finding it difficult to hear dialogue at the cinema or theatre Phone conversations are difficult Asking people to repeat things or misunderstanding what they say Difficulty following conversations Feeling isolated because you’re finding it difficult to hear
WHAT HAPPENS DURING YOUR HEARING TEST? Firstly, we’ll discuss your hearing health with you, including questions about your lifestyle as well as your hearing and health history Secondly, we’ll examine your ears where we can assess the health of your ear and ear canal and we can identify any wax, infection or obstruction that could affect your hearing. Penultimately, we’ll test the hearing itself, we’ll present a sequence of sounds and ask you to press a button whenever you hear one Lastly, we’ll talk you through your results and if your test indicates that your hearing is within normal levels, we’ll invite you to come back for another regular check in two years’ time.
EARWAX MICROSUCTION We offer earwax microsuction, a treatment that allows our audiologists to remove excess wax whilst at the same time carefully leaving a protective layer. HEARING AIDS We stock a wide range of digital hearing aids to suit your lifestyle and stock leading brands including Starkey, Phonak and Oticon which use the latest technology to enhance your hearing. There are several types of aids for different needs and budgets; many are very small and discreet. Your hearing loss may be mild or profound and we will discuss the options with you. Starting from £250 per instrument (aid) and ranging to £1495 for a sophisticated product, you will find we offer outstanding value. Interactive Technology Hearing Instruments are now available with Geotag locations. This allows your hearing aid to automatically cange to any programmed situation inclduing home, work or just about any environment. You are in control! Free aftercare and ongoing support is included in our complete price.