Hearing tests in North London

Hearing Tests North London

We offer hearing tests across the North London area, if you’ve never had a hearing test before – and you’ve never accompanied a family member or friend when they’ve had a test – you’ll want to know what to expect. So here’s a quick guide to what’s involved:

When arriving at one of our clinics your first appointment will usually take around an hour. Before we examine your ears, we’ll ask you a few questions about yourself – and answer any questions you may have. You can see below what we ask you on your first appointment.

When you’re happy to start, we’ll begin by playing sounds at different pitches through a pair of headphones we’ll give you to wear and ask you to press a button every time you hear a sound.

Next, we’ll ask you to wear a special headband that will test how well you hear sounds through the vibrations it makes in the bones in your skull – don’t worry. It doesn’t hurt!

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How long will a consultation take?

As we like to get to know you so we can understand your lifestyle and any concerns you may have, your initial appointment for a hearing test should take around an hour. To get a complete picture about your hearing health, we use the very latest audiology equipment for the assessment, which takes place in a sound proof booth. When the test is complete we’ll be able to talk you through your results straight away and make sure you understand every aspect before discussing your options.

Will it hurt?

No, but this is a natural question to ask. Don’t worry, the test is a series of sounds and isn't invasive at all. We make sure you’re relaxed and know what to expect every step of the way. If we find you do need a hearing aid, depending on the severity of your hearing loss, we may have to take an impression of your ear. This is similar to a dental impression, and it isn’t painful.

Will I need to have a hearing aid?

Not necessarily. In the same way we fit hearing aids when required, we avoid fitting hearing aids if they aren't. Not everyone will need a hearing aid, but in our experience, previous clients who have had hearing aids fitted to help with their hearing problems tend to agree that they make their lives better. If a hearing aid is something we recommend after your hearing test, we’ll work with you to understand the type that will be best for your needs. Only then will we offer you the choice of a range of models from the most respected manufacturers.

What's included in the cost?

A hearing test appointment in one of our clinics will cost £90. If you’re unable to come to us, we also offer home visits which start at £100 and cover postcode areas N, NW, HA, WD, EN. From there, there is no obligation to purchase a hearing aid after your test. We can talk you through pricing options as these range based on the technology you have selected.

Do I need to bring anything to my consultation?

Just yourself! Like most people who come to us, you may find that having a friend or relative at your side is useful, especially as they may have additional questions you’d never thought of. There’s no need to bring any documents or medical notes – we’ll make time to listen to any concerns you might have and your full assessment will centre around your story, and the problems you are experiencing. After the test, we will explain the results clearly without bombarding you with clinical jargon, and you’ll never be rushed away without understanding what any next steps might be. You’re welcome to bring someone with you though.

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How do our hearing tests work? To give us a more realistic indication of your hearing, we use QuickSIN, which is a speech-in-noise test that quickly and easily measures the ability to hear over the noise.

We’ll be able to see the results immediately and we’ll talk you through what they show.

If you do have a degree of hearing loss, we’ll explain the type of hearing loss you’re experiencing, what is the likely cause, and suggest what can be done to help improve your hearing. You can also read through ‘the most common forms of hearing loss explained’ on our blog page so you have a better understanding of why this hearing loss may have occurred.

If it would be in your best interests to wear hearing aids, we’ll explain the range of aids that will be most suitable for you.

If you would still like to learn more before coming in for your appointment you can read more on ‘What to expect from your hearing test consultation’ on our blog page by clicking on the link.

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Hearing Tests North London, Middlesex and Hertfordshire

If you decide to go-ahead – and you’ll be under no obligation or pressure to do so – we may also take a mould of your ear canal, so that your new aid fits properly. Again, this process is completely painless and will only take about five minutes.

As they are ‘made to measure’, it can take up to two weeks for hearing aids to be made, after which you’ll need a fitting appointment, which will take about an hour.

We offer local hearing tests across North London at a range of our clinics. We’ll take care of booking a convenient date and time for your fitting and for a follow-up appointment that we like to arrange within 1-2 weeks to check that everything is well.

Further regular appointments are made as and when required at no further charge for the duration of the warranty.

Our hearing tests are offered at our clinics in Potters Bar, Temple Fortune and Golders Green. If you would like to book an appointment, please visit the ‘Book Now’ page linked here, or fill out the form below. Or contact our hearing specialists on our Freephone number: 0800 781 0422.

We also offer at-home hearing test appointments for hearing screening and re-tests across North London, if you would like to find out more click on the link.

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