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What is a hearing screening?

If you’re not sure whether you have a hearing problem, Hearing Works 10-minute hearing screening is a quick and easy way to find out.  The screening is free, and you don’t need an appointment!

The hearing screening includes:

Video Otoscopy

A video inspection of the external ear and ear canal to confirm the presence of ear wax build-up or obstructions in the ear canal, malformations of the external ear/ear canal, narrowing/collapse of the ear canal, perforation of the ear drum, swelling and exostosis.

Baseline screening

Screening, in any form, is a basic assessment to establish whether further examination is necessary.

 

What is a comprehensive hearing test?

A full diagnostic hearing assessment, which is performed by an Audiologist is in a sound-proof booth. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if a hearing loss exists.
Whether you are on a medical aid or not, hearing tests at Hearing Works are affordable and carried out by a hearing care professional.  A comprehensive hearing exam can take about an hour, during which time the audiologist will ask about your hearing experiences and examine your ears.

The audiologist will then test your ears by playing different sounds at different pitches through a pair of headphones and ask you to press a button every time you hear a sound.

The audiologist will discuss your results with you and whether you would benefit from hearing assistance.  If you can be helped by hearing aids, the audiologist will explain the range and different options available to you.

Regular hearing checks are important, so it is recommended you have a hearing test every year because hearing deterioration can happen gradually. The sooner issues are detected, the easier they are to correct.

For children: 

A hearing screening at birth, followed by hearing screenings at the age of 1 year, three years and five years is recommended.

When it is necessary, the audiologist will refer you to trusted ENT’s, GP’s or other healthcare professionals for medical treatment and follow up after the treatment was completed.
It is suggested that you are accompanied by a family member or close friend for your hearing test as they may be able to offer further insight into your background and lifestyle.  Their presence will also make it easier for you to measure the improvement of a familiar voice and provide support for any decision you might make.

 

Book your hearing test with us today!

 

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