Hearing Tests in Edinburgh, Galashiels, St Andrews & Perth
Sep 28, 2015
If you feel like you’re having hearing problems, don’t keep it to yourself. Maybe you think it’s only a minor issue, and you don’t want to bother anyone with it, but seeing an expert is the best thing you can do.
Here at House of Hearing, we have a team of dedicated professionals, and offer hearing tests and consultations for those who feel their hearing isn’t good enough anymore.
So, if you’re worried about hearing loss, an appointment with our team will help diagnose the issue, as well as offer treatment for it. Our initial hearing test will involve one of our audiologists, performing a full examination of your ear, to determine how severe the hearing loss is, and what kind of hearing loss you’re suffering from. Hearing loss is never as simple as just “a loss of hearing” – the way the hearing loss is developed can also make an impact on how it is treated.
For example, if you suffer from sensorineural hearing loss, it’s been caused by small hair-like cells in your inner ear, which, though ageing, have been damaged or degraded. This is permanent natural hearing loss, but of course, your hearing can be restored via a hearing aid, or other instruments. Alternatively, if you have conductive hearing loss, this is most likely down to a build-up of excessive ear wax, stopping sound from passing into the inner ear.
After the problem has been diagnosed in your hearing test session with us, it’s time to determine what treatment will be best for you. In the event of conductive hearing loss, your hearing capacity can be restored quickly and easily, with an ear wax removal procedure such as irrigation – or, if that’s unsuitable for you, microsuction. Ear irrigation is a commonly used process which is available at any of our centres, or even at your own home. However, if you have a condition such as perforated eardrums, or glue ear, you’ll need to go to our Edinburgh centre for microsuction.
If you’re suffering from sensorineural hearing loss, it can’t be treated in the same way as mentioned above. You’ll instead need to have a hearing aid fitted, which once again can be done by our professional team at the centre. In another appointment with us, you’ll have your ear measured to find you the right size hearing aid, which we’ll then fit for you. Sitting in our consultation room, you might feel that the hearing aid fits and works perfectly, but you haven’t really tried it yet. This is why we offer a no-obligation free trial basis, so you can see if the instrument is right for you at home and in your day to day life.
Once you’ve been sorted with your perfect hearing aid, your time with House of Hearing doesn’t come to an end. All hearing aids need maintenance, whether something has gone wrong or it’s time for a new battery in your unit. Your hearing aid doesn’t need to be requiring maintenance for you to have a consultation with us though – if you’re experiencing any discomfort, have any concerns, or are experiencing any issues, our team will always be happy to help you.
So, where can you have a hearing test with us? Well, we have an online hearing test you can try, although the best course of action will always be coming to see a member of the House of Hearing team. You can do this by requesting a consultation appointment, and one of our experts will either pay a visit to your home, or invite you into one of our centres, which are located in Edinburgh, Galashiels, Perth and St Andrews.
Edinburgh & St Andrews clinics open on reduced hours
We are delighted to offer a full audiology service, including hearing health assessments, all types of hearing aid repairs and the only private ENT nurse-led wax removal service in the country, on reduced hours from our Edinburgh, St Andrews and Morpeth clinics. Simply call us on 0131 220 1220 to book your appointment. Please note that you must call first to book an appointment.
All appointments at House of Hearing are carried out in accordance with current government guidelines, as well as adhering to the up-to-date Covid-19 clinical guidance, issued by the regulators and professional bodies for ENT and Audiology care services.