You are asked to respond every time you hear a sound, and the audiometer will record the quietest sound you can hear over a range of frequencies.
(PRWEB UK) 21 January 2013
Hidden Hearing have released details about their free no obligation hearing tests and what customers can expect from them.
Many people may never have had a hearing test before and are unaware of what a hearing test consists of. Hidden Hearing explains:
- 1 Questions
Aside from the obvious personal details, your Hearing Aid Dispenser will ask about your lifestyle and how your ability to hear affects your daily life. If you’ve had hearing tests in the past, they might also ask you about those.
- 2 Examination
Your Hearing Aid Dispenser will need to check that there is nothing preventing them from carrying out a thorough hearing test. It is not unusual for the Hearing Aid Dispenser to refer clients to their GP to have their ears syringed before they are able to conduct the test.
- 3 Assessment
The hearing test itself involves a process called ’audiometry’ – and it’s nothing to be worried about! Your hearing Aid Dispenser will simply explain what you need to do, then place a pair of headphones on your ears (the latest generation of audiometers use insert earphones). You are asked to respond every time you hear a sound, and the audiometer will record the quietest sound you can hear over a range of frequencies.
- 4 Explanation
Your hearing test results are plotted on a graph called an audiogram, which will be explained by your Hearing Aid Dispenser. They will show you the degree of any hearing loss revealed and talk through the options available to you – setting you on the right track to hearing properly again.
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.