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What to expect at a hearing test

You might be wondering what takes place at a hearing test when you visit us in the clinic, such as what types of tests you'll take and what you can expect to learn.

 

Our brief guide will provide you with a step-by-step overview so that you can be prepared for your appointment.

 

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What to expect at a full hearing test

You might be wondering what takes place at a hearing test, such as what types of tests you’ll take and what you can expect to learn.

We have three types of tests in our clinics, these are; An AMTAS - computer test using specific hearing software (15 mins), a Screening test with a Clinician (30 mins) and a full test with a Clinician (60 mins).

Our short video will provide you with what you can expect at a full hearing test appointment with an Audika clinician. 

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At Audika we have three ways of checking your hearing :

  • a 15 minute AMTAS computer screen,
  • a 30 minute screening test with a clinician,
  • and a 60 minute full test with a clinician.

When you contact us, we will determine the most suitable hearing check for you.

Let’s take a look at what happens at a full test with a clinician.

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A clinician will begin by asking you about your hearing health history.

This can help the clinician better tailor a hearing solution to your individual needs.

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This discussion is followed by a visual ear examination.

Your clinician will check for any earwax blockages or other irregularities.

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Now you will undertake the hearing test.

This includes a series of tests – such as listening to tones, speech and middle ear tests.

These tests measure various elements of your hearing and help us to gain a thorough understanding of your hearing abilities and ear health.

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Upon completion of your hearing test, you will get same-day test results.

Your clinician will discuss your results with you and provide a recommendation where appropriate.

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If you have no hearing loss, you will be advised on healthy hearing practices and how to help protect your hearing through the years.

If you are over 65, we recommend that you test your hearing once a year.

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If hearing loss is detected, you will receive advice on hearing care solutions including hearing aid options.

If hearing aids are suitable for you, we will assist you in choosing the best hearing aid solution for your lifestyle and budget.

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A full hearing test takes about 45- 60 minutes to complete.

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Tip from an audiologist:

Bring a close friend or family member to your first appointment

It is generally very helpful to bring a person with a familiar voice to your hearing assessment. It helps the hearing care expert to see how well you understand the words spoken by a close friend or loved one. This helps your hearing care expert understand how well you hear everyday speech.

In addition, it can help to have a friendly face and calming voice at your first appointment. You’ll typically get more out of your visit if someone close to you can share the experience. Plus, your loved one will have a better understanding of some of the challenges involved with your hearing loss and can help to articulate some of the challenges that you might not be aware of.

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Begin your journey to better hearing today: Book a free appointment

Use the form below or quote the 'Audika' website when booking your appointment. All fields required.

1. Congratulations! You’ve booked your hearing test.

You’ve just taken the most important step to better hearing. We recommend bringing a friend or family member with you to your appointment.

2 minutes

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2. Discuss hearing concerns, medical history, and lifestyle factors

Your clinician will begin by asking you about your health history in order to get to know you as an individual, which can help the clinician tailor a solution to your needs.

20 minutes

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3. Visual ear examination

Your clinician will conduct a visual exam of your ears to check for any earwax blockages or other irregularities.

 

5 minutes

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4. Comprehensive hearing test

Your appointment will include a series of tests – such as listening to tone, speech and a middle ear test. These tests will measure various elements of your hearing in order to gain a thorough understanding of the condition of your hearing.

20 minutes

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5. Same-day test results and recommended solutions

Based on your hearing test results, your clinician will discuss your results with you and provide a recommendation where appropriate.

15 minutes

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No hearing loss
You will be advised on healthy hearing practices and how to help protect your hearing through the years.
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Hearing loss detected
We’ll assist you in choosing the best hearing aid solution for you. Most hearing aids are available in less than a week (custom hearing aids can take 2-3 weeks).


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