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HEARING HEALTH

Book A Free Hearing Test

Now offering FREE 60-minute hearing tests at all Earful Clinics.

Limited time offer. Low availability.

Book online or call our friendly team on

0330 175 8887.

Rated Excellent 4.9 / 5

YOUR HEARING

6 Signs you need a hearing test

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1. Following conversations is difficult

You have difficulty following group conversations (or when there's background noise)

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4. Difficulty locating sounds

You have difficulty identifying where sounds are coming from

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2. Phone conversations are unclear

You have trouble following phone conversations. You often have to ask people to repeat what they've just said

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5. Signs of tinnitus

You experience ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears (tinnitus)

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3. People sound like they're mumbling

You often ask people to repeat themselves. Sounds seem unclear, or people sound like they're mumbling

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6. TV is difficult to hear

Your friends and family say you have the TV too loud

"71% of people wish they'd taken action sooner on hearing loss"

Whatever your requirements are, we'll support you along your journey using our expert advice to assist your hearing development.

 

We're passionate about hearing related care, working collaboratively with the latest clinical research enhancing your hearing development.

"Adults with hearing loss have a higher risk for Alzheimer's and other cognitive disorders"

Along the way, we'll offer our expert advice and extensive aftercare package to ensure your have the support you need, whenever you need it.

Don't delay, book your hearing test at Earful

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Experts in hearing care

Our certified hearing care experts conduct in-depth, no-obligation hearing tests with same-day results.

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Quality hearing aid solutions

We offer a selection of the latest digital hearing aids from multiple award-winning brands. View hearing aids

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Aftercare

As an Earful client you are entitled to free adjustments, cleaning and repair services.

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Our FREE Hearing Test Service

Comprehensive Ear Health Check

We will thoroughly investigate the inside of your ear canals including the ear drum and surrounding skin conditions.

Hearing Care

Using a number of techniques and the latest technology we will tailor your hearing care to your individual needs.

Clinic/Home

We want to ensure we’re accessible to everyone! Come and visit us at our clinic or we can come to your home for convenience.

Specialists

Our team are experienced specialists, we’ll ensure you receive the best treatment as per your medical condition.

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HEARING TEST

How we do it

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

 

They will then ask you to wear a special headband that will test how well you hear sounds through vibrations.

We will then examine the health of your ear canals and ear drums, ensuring that sound has a clear pathway through your ears, you can even see the inside of your ear on a small screen.

If you need to wear a hearing aid, your audiologist will talk you through all the options that might be suitable for you. 

What happens at a hearing test
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Bring someone with you

Part of your hearing test involves checking how well you recognise a familiar voice. So we recommend bringing a friend or relative along with you, if possible.

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Physical ear exam

Our hearing care expert will check your ears to understand if there are medical explanations for your hearing loss.

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Discuss your test results

Our hearing care expert will explain your test reulsts to you and if hearing aids would be beneficial to you.

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Discuss your hearing concerns

Our hearing care expert will talk through any hearing concerns, your medical history and lifestyle factors that may impact your hearing.

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Hearing Assessment

This includes a series of tests – such as tone, speech and word tests, using headphones.

HEARING TEST

Before, during and after your hearing test
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Before - Prepare for your hearing test

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Before you come for your hearing test, it'll be helpful to think about the following: 1. Make a list of the symptoms you’re experiencing 2. Write down any questions you want to ask your hearing care expert 3. Make a list of illnesses and surgeries you have had 4. Think of a family member or friend you could ask to come with you 5. In case you're interested, you can look into hearing aid types 6. Check your health insurance policy to see how you can cover the cost, and look at our hearing aid financing page 7. Reschedule your appointment if you become sick or can't attend

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During your hearing test - what to expect

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During the hearing test, one of our hearing care experts will take a look inside your ears using an otoscope. This instrument is designed to see whether you have any obstructions or ear infections that might be temporarily affecting your ability to hear properly. In many cases, hearing loss issues are simply a build-up of too much ear wax. You'll then be asked to listen to several sounds, usually a series of beeps, set at different frequencies. This is to find out whether you have trouble hearing certain types of sounds. This part of the hearing test is known as 'audiometry’. You may then be presented with a list of words, which will be read out to you, and which you will then be asked to repeat. This part of the hearing test is known as the ‘Familiar Voice Test’, and this is when we will ask your friend or family member to take part in the testing, so that we can assess how well you understand a familiar voice.

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After your hearing test - what happens next?

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The results from your hearing evaluation will be shared with you and recorded on an audiogram. This is a graph that shows your hearing thresholds for different frequencies. Your results will tell us if you have an audible hearing loss or not. Based on the hearing test, our experts will provide recommendations on next steps and what hearing care solutions might be right for you. If your results show that you have a hearing loss, our expert will recommend a form of hearing loss treatment. If the treatment involves hearing aids, you'll have the opportunity to see and test different types of hearing aids, depending on your hearing loss and lifestyle. If you decide that you would like to get a hearing aid, a separate appointment will then be booked to fit your hearing aids and help you get used to them.

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BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Book your FREE Hearing Test at Earful 

It can be scary to realize that you can’t hear as well as you used to, but our experts are here to help. Book your appointment with Earful today!

FIND A CLINIC

FREE Hearing tests available at our clinics

Earful has 11 clinics across the north west. Pick the clinic closest to you or find a clinic

FAQS

Answers to some frequently asked questions

  • WHAT IS EAR WAX?
    Ear wax is produced by the ear to clean and protect itself. It’s secreted by glands in the skin that line the outer half of your ear canals. The wax and tiny hairs in these passages trap dust and other foreign particles that could damage deeper structures, such as your eardrum.
  • ISN'T EAR WAX GOOD FOR YOU?
    You can have too much of a good thing. An Ear canal blocked up with ear wax can cause infections, earaches, deafness, a sensation of fullness in the ear, tinnitus and other problems. It’s important to get your ears checked regularly by a trained and experienced professional to preform an ear health check.
  • HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY EARS?
    It’s incredibly dangerous to stick anything inside your ears as it can damage deeper structures. Additionally foreign objects inside the ear will only push the wax further into your ear canals and causing compaction. We always recommend to use natural methods such as Olive oil drops or other drops recommended by a medical professional.
  • HOW DOES IT WORK?
    Microsuction ear wax removal is a very small but gentle vacuum that is used to remove the wax from your ear. It can often take up to 30 minutes to remove the wax as the suction method is very gentle to ensure your kept in comfortable and safe hands.
  • WHO IS THIS FOR?
    Anyone aged 5+ can benefit from our ear wax removal service - just book in for an appointment and you'll be hearing better in no time!
  • DO YOU TREAT CHILDREN?
    Yes - we can treat anyone aged 5 and over!
  • IS IT PAINFUL?
    For the majority of our customers, Ear wax removal dosen’t cause any pain and can actually be quite a satisfying experience! However we always want to ensure our patients do feel at ease. If your uncomfortable at any point, you’ll be asked if you’d like to take a break or to re-arrange your appointment so that it can give you some time to settle.
  • DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING TO PREPARE FOR MY TREATMENT?
    If you do get a build up of ear wax, visit your GP or local medical practitioner to have it checked out. You’ll often be advised to use ear drops to loosen your ear wax. Generally you’ll apply these drops morning and night for three days prior to your appointment. However you should follow advised instructions provided by your pharmacist.
  • HOW DO I FIND MY NEAREST EARFUL CLINIC?
    We have 11 clinics across the northwest so you're sure to find one near to you! You can search for a clinic on the Find a Clinic page or you can call us on 0330 175 8887 and we can direct you to your nearest clinic.
  • HOW DO I BOOK?
    To book your ear wax removal appointment, either click on Book My Appointment or you can call us on 0330 175 8887
  • COULD YOU COME TO MY HOME/WORKPLACE?
    We always want to accommodate our customers and contribute to providing the best customer service! We are able to make home visits in certain locations, this service is subject to availability. You will find if we make home visits in your area on your Clinic Location page. If you are still unsure please give us a call on 0330 175 8887 and we can advise you.
  • HOW MUCH DOES EAR WAX REMOVAL COST?
    Our prices start from £50 for one or both ears. This includes: Visual display of your inner ear Ear health check FREE Hearing check (worth £30) Microsuction ear wax removal treatment NHS trained audiologist Book online now or call 0330 175 8887
  • WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ANY EAR WAX?
    If at your appointment we don't find any ear wax to remove we'll refund you £20 and perform a hearing check to make sure your hearing is ok.
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