A test typically starts with the usual basic personal data which is, of course, kept under lock and key and completely confidential.
There will be questions relating to your medical history, your lifestyle and the particular situations you struggle with most and which are the most important you would like improved. This allows the audiologist to build an overall picture of your hearing landscape.
Next you will sit in the soundproof booth and put on some headphones or ear inserts. You will be in visual contact with the hearing aid audiologist at all times through the glass window. A series of tones and sounds will be played to you at varying volumes through the headphones, and you simply press a button to signal when you have heard each one. These sounds are carefully designed to span the spectrum of frequencies, so that by the end of the test we will have a clear picture of where your hearing is strongest and where it is weakest. The results are plotted on a simple graph called an Audiogram. Following this a speech test is performed and can be in background noise to determine how many words are scored correctly, indicating the amount of correction required.
What our clients say
I was really, really looked after and listened to which is crucial. My own individual needs were addressed and it is working thanks to Adam.Louise Hatch – Bromley patient