I will discuss your hearing history to understand what factors have influenced your hearing and to get more detailed information on your hearing difficulties and what we need to do to fix the problems.
A hearing test will be performed which will take into account the level of hearing loss including an individual’s sensitivity to loud sounds.
I will explain the hearing loss and interpret the results from the hearing test and how it makes it difficult to for a client to hear in certain situations.
I will explain how hearing aids and what type of hearing aid would be suited to a hearing loss.
During the appointment I often let my clients listen with a hearing aid, many clients find that listening through a hearing aid in this situation is not a realistic environment and I am able to offer a free one month trial with the hearing aids to really test the performance of the hearing aid in your everyday lifestyle. Over the trial period we will meet up several times to fine-tune the trial hearing aids to suit your hearing needs.
If you are unsure about the hearing test it can sometimes be helpful to bring a family member or friend to the appointment, the support of another can help me determine how a hearing loss can affect your lifestyle.