Our unique hearing assessment

To arrange a FREE no obligation hearing assessment call us today on 0170 432 0137.

The benefits of going the extra mile.

The UK Hearing Care assessment is uniquely comprehensive, going much further than simply diagnosing the type and style of hearing loss you may have. It also assesses if any peripheral hearing loss has led to a decline in your brain’s ability to listen and communicate.
All other providers conduct a diagnostic hearing test called Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA), but in most cases further tests are not typically offered. While the PTA test is vital for diagnosis, it can be a poor predictor of your ability to listen. It is commonplace to see the results of the PTA test used to extrapolate and guess at what affects your hearing loss is causing.

What we do.

We don’t guess! We do a full diagnostic audiometry examination to find out exactly what has gone wrong with your hearing. We then conduct a range of assessments to test how that has affected your ability to:
• Understand speech in quiet surroundings.
• Understand speech in more challenging and noisy places.
• Cope with fatigue from wearing a hearing system in a noisy environment.
• Respond to the new hearing levels and be able to make sense of words again.

Before we test.

Designed around the five phases of communication decline our hearing assessment starts with a detailed questionnaire called the Customer Oriented Scale of Improvement (COSI).
The questionnaire will establish the nature of your hearing difficulties. It seeks to define the areas in which you struggle and then to prioritise them.
We then perform a full examination of your outer ear using an otoscope, which allows us to examine the ear canal and eardrum.

Testing what our ears hear and how that affects our ability to communicate.

Over the years, providers of hearing care have become very skilled at defining the actual hearing loss you have, using a Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA) test – this is what people mean when they say they have a “hearing test”. However, calculating the actual effect which hearing loss has on our ability to listen and communicate is far harder. At UK Hearing Care we have combined the PTA hearing test with a suite of assessments that provide a 360-degree view of a person’s hearing. Each assessment is linked to a part of what we call the five phases of communication decline.

To arrange a FREE no obligation hearing assessment call us today on 0170 432 0137.

We will always carry out:

  • A full examination of the outer ear, assessing the need for any referable conditions.
  • Evidence-based questionnaires when assessing areas of difficulty and motivation for improvement, such as Client Oriented Scale of Improvement (COSI).
  • A complete pure tone audiometry hearing test (PTA).
  • Free Field Word Recognition tests.
  • Speech In Noise test.
  • Acceptable Noise Level (ANL) test where appropriate.
  • Aided Free Field Word Recognition tests.
  • A demonstration of a hearing system so you can hear the difference there and then, when appropriate.

What we will tell you:

  • Will hearing aid/s would be of benefit.
  • The style(s) of hearing aid that would be suitable.
  • The level of technology required for your needs.
  • The degree of benefit you should expect.
  • Any limitations you should expect.
  • Exactly what the costs would be if you choose an UK Hearing Care Hearing Aid.

In short you will be able to make an INFORMED DECISION about your hearing care and hearing rehabilitation.

To arrange a FREE no obligation hearing assessment call us today on 0170 432 0137.

These days many of the larger hearing aid companies are owned by manufacturers and as such are not truly independent. UK HEARING CARE, who deliver hearing tests and hearing solutions for UK HEARING CARE Hearing Aids, is a fully independent company and we can supply hearing solutions from any manufacturer. Being independent not only means we can prescribe the right solution for you, but it also allows us to gain a much broader view of the market and all available technologies.

All UK HEARING CARE consultations are individual and personal. We utilise the latest patient centred approaches and use a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that YOU and YOUR needs are at the centre of everything we do. UK HEARING CARE organise training and quality standards and ensure that every hearing consultation conducted is delivered to the highest standards possible. Of course nothing on this website will ever replace the advice of a skilled and fully qualified Hearing Aid Audiologist and you should NEVER buy a hearing aid without taking proper advice from such a qualified person.

All UK HEARING CARE Hearing Aid Audiologists are highly trained and fully qualified to practice with the Health & Care Professions Council. (HCPC) The HCPC look after the professional registration and conduct of many health professions such as Paramedics, Operating department practitioners, Physiotherapists, Radiographers and Occupational therapists to name but a few. You can check to make sure your Hearing Aid Audiologist is registered to practise by logging on to www.hcpc.org.uk

There are two types of hearing difficulty although you can have a mixture of the two types as well – ‘conductive’, when sound is not able to pass through the outer or middle ear, and ‘sensorineural’, when the inner chamber of the ear (cochlea) or the auditory nerve that transmits the sound signals to the brain are affected.

Conductive hearing difficulties can include:

  • Middle ear infections.
  • Collection of fluid in the middle ear (known as “glue ear” in children).
  • Blockage of the outer ear by wax or debris.
  • Damage to the eardrum by infection or an injury.
  • Otosclerosis, a condition in which the tiny bones of the middle ear (the ossicles) which normally move to transmit sound become immobile.

Sensorineural hearing problems can include:

  • Age-related hearing loss – known as presbyacusis.
  • Injury to the inner ear caused by loud noise (acoustic trauma).
  • Infections caused by viruses – these can include mumps, measles or rubella (German measles).
  • Abnormal pressure in the inner ear – known as Ménière’s disease.
  • The effects of certain antibiotics and also aspirin and quinine, which can affect the hair cells.
  • Non-cancerous growths that affect the auditory nerve.

To book a FREE Hearing Test or for more information…
Freephone: 0170 432 0137