Paediatric Hearing Test (Ages 4+)
Even if there are no perceived problems, all children should have a full hearing assessment before they start school. Mild and single sided hearing problems often go undetected without a thorough audiological assessment. A number of quick non-invasive tests are used to accurately assess you child’s hearing.
Specialist diagnostic testing and reporting for Ear nose and throat. A direct referral pathway is available for easy access to specialist, ENT medical services.
Microsuction (September 2016)
The safest most comfortable method of earwax removal, no liquids or chemicals are used during the procedure which is undertaken with a microscope and a medical grade suction device.
Hearing aid verification
Real ear measurements (REMS) are used to verify that hearing aids are working to the prescribed level. A flexible rubber tube is placed precisely in the ear canal which measures the level of the hearing aid. This is required as people have different shape and size ear canals which affects sound levels.
Tinnitus is the perception of sound by the ear when there is no corresponding sound being produced in the the real world. This can be very distressing and individual experiences can vary from person to person. Sound therapy and amplification are commonly used as successful management options
Occupational Audiometry will identify workers with hearing loss and act as an alarm bell for those most susceptible to Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Regular monitoring allows for even the slightest change in hearing to be detected early.
Bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) are an extremely effective solution for certain types of hearing loss (conductive and Single sided deafness). A small implant is placed behind the ear which allows sound to travel to the inner ear. Surgery is performed by ENT and the processor is then programmed by a specialist Audiologist