Hearing Aids & Hearing Tests Bromley
We regularly receive enquiries and bookings from people in Bromley and surrounding areas
Our clinic is very accessible, has free parking and on the main bus routes. We’re also just a 1 minute walk from Eden Park Station.
Do I need a hearing test?
Generally speaking you should be getting your hearing checked every few years unless you work in a noisy environment, in which yearly checks are advised.
If you notice a sudden change in your hearing you should get your hearing checked as soon as possible.
Hearing may reduce gradually over time which makes it difficult to notice any changes. If you notice people commenting on how loud you have the TV or find yourself asking people to repeat themselves a lot more, this is a good indication that you should book in for a hearing test.
How long does a hearing test take?
A hearing test can take up to 90 minutes. We take a brief history from you and then run some simple tests to see if you have any hearing loss. The results of the tests will determine if it is necessary to do more in depth testing, which may take longer.
What is the difference between a hearing test and an audiogram?
A hearing test is usually used to diagnose whether or not someone has any kind of hearing loss, whereas an audiogram (hearing test) is used to measure the severity of the hearing loss.
How much does a hearing test cost?
The costs vary depending upon the complexity of your needs. Please contact our clinic for an assessment and cost estimation.
What kind of equipment does an audiologist use during a hearing test?
To conduct the initial assessment we use an otoscope to inspect the ear canal and tympanic membrane, followed by electronic equipment such as audiometers (for hearing tests). We may also use a tonometer to measure your hearing in noise, and/or a CERA which is a device that looks similar to an audiometer but uses bone conduction instead of air conduction.
What does a hearing test consist of?
The initial assessment consists of testing all frequencies at low and high volumes in both ears. We may also test the affected ear by itself during this assessment if you have any difficulty hearing in one ear. This can help detect reduced hearing sensitivity caused by otosclerosis or other problems with the middle ear bones (ossicles). In addition, we will check for any conductive loss that might be present from wax impaction or other problems involving the outer or middle ear.
What happens after my appointment?
After your hearing test, the results will be explained to you. This is an important time for you to ask any questions that you may have about your hearing test or other hearing issues that are affecting you. If you require earwax removal or other treatment, we can take care of it at this visit if necessary.
You should always feel comfortable asking us any questions regarding your diagnosis and testing procedures during your follow-up visits. If you would like further information about why certain types of hearing tests were performed or how they work, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Do you do home visits for people in Bromley?
Unfortunately we don’t currently do home visits, even to people as close as Bromley. Our clinic is extremely accessible though and if you have any special accessibility requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We understand that issues related to your hearing can be worrying and you may be apprehensive about having a hearing test or getting hearing aids and so our aim is to offer you the very best service from the moment you first get in touch with us.
Our highly experienced team specialise in all types of hearing loss and offer comprehensive hearing tests to understand exactly what’s going on so we can make accurate recommendations.
Our state of the art clinic is equipped with the latest technology to ensure you receive the most accurate diagnosis which will lead to the most suitable solution for your circumstances.
If you’re driving from Bromley or further afield, we have convenient parking right outside our clinic.