Your initial Audiologist appointment with us will include a number of things. We’ll review your history, do a non-invasive ear examination, diagnostic assessment of your hearing and discussion of any hearing solutions that may be required.
You do not need a referral from your GP to see a hearing aid specialist, and can book an appointment with us today.
If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of hearing loss you should book an Audiologist appointment with our hearing specialists. There are a few ways you can prepare for your hearing appointment.
Gathering Your Hearing History
In order to tailor your personal hearing solution, your appointment will begin with us gathering a detailed picture of your lifestyle. We’ll also look at your hearing needs and main motivation to improve your quality of life.
Hearing tests are completed through a few easy and non-invasive diagnostic assessments that evaluate your hearing sensitivity and response to speech.
The Hearing Test
Your hearing test will take place in a soundproofed room or cubicle. In the cubicle you’ll be wearing headphones and listening to a range of sounds. Our Audiologist will then play you sounds starting from a bass tone and working up to higher notes. They will ask you to push a button when you hear each sound.
Your hearing range will be plotted out using this test and your hearing specialist will determine if you have hearing loss. They can explain the type of hearing loss and all your options for hearing solutions. Our qualified Audiologist will explain the results to you discussing how your condition will affect you now and in the future.
Finding Your Device
Your hearing specialist will discuss which type of hearing device is best for you. This is based on how much amplification you need, your lifestyle and personal preferences of cosmetic appeal and convenience. There may be a few hearing aid options that suit, so together we can decide what is best. Your future requirements will also be taken into consideration.
Hearing Aid Trial
There is a trial period in which you can try out the hearing aids before deciding to purchase. In some cases we can fit you with hearing aids on the same day as your appointment.
Ongoing Maintenance and Support
Once fitted with your hearing aid solution, you hearing specialist can explain how to maintain your devices. Your hearing aids are designed to be reliable, durable and easy to use. You will be given tips for preventing problems and getting the best out of them.
After your trial you’ll be booked in for a follow up appointment with our Audiologists. This is so that we can see how your hearing aids are working for you. The follow up process varies depending on your individual needs. Occasionally you may need to trial other devices to get the perfect solution.