When you make an initial appointment with Aston Hearing, we will invite you to complete a short self-assessment, so that your audiologist knows a little about your hearing situation before you first meet. In the consultation, the audiologist will examine your ears and auditory canal and note your aural medical history. Pure tone audiometry is then carried out. This is a non-invasive test that reveals the quietest sound you can hear at different frequencies, and produces an audiogram, which highlights the exact areas where you may be experiencing hearing difficulties.
Your audiologist will then explain the audiogram to you, discussing the nature of your hearing loss and how your hearing capabilities could be improved. This does not always mean hearing aids – many clients leave our practice with a range of communication strategies that will help them to manage their day-to-day communication issues. If your audiologist feels that you would benefit from amplification they will recommend suitable hearing devices. These will be discussed in your appointment and also written up in a report for you to consider in your own time.
The hearing assessment costs £85, and there is absolutely no obligation to return to Aston Hearing for any follow-up appointments. A full report of your hearing situation is included in the price of the assessment, along with any medical referrals should you need them. If you are interested in hearing aids but do not quite feel ready, you are welcome to come back to us at any time in the future for a follow-up appointment.