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Audiology Home Visits - Can I get a hearing test at home?

Audiology Home Visits

Audiology Home Visits & Home Visits for Hearing Aids

Published on 08/05/2020

Can hearing aid tests be done at home? Are hearing tests free? What are the benefits of home visits?

These are common questions when searching for a local audiology home visiting service, whatever the reason.  Hearing tests can be done at home and come at no additional cost. Hearing Aid UK has always offered all their customers free home visiting services and home visits for hearing aids - Including hearing tests, fittings, maintenance, check-ups and much more in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.

In this article, we hope you find some helpful information about common questions, misconceptions and worries about hearing healthcare.  We cover topics like home hearing tests, which hearing aid retailers do home visits, hearing aid fittings at home, hearing tests for the elderly at home and our new audiology home services and procedures in the current Coronavirus pandemic.  If you have any other queries about anything you read in this article, call us free on 0800 567 7621

A quick reference to other information on home visits

Hearing Tests at Home  |  Read Article

Hearing Aid Fittings at Home  |  Read Article

Audiology Services During Coronavirus  |  Read Article

Audiology Home Visits

Convenient hearing care with home visits for hearing aids & much more

Our network of over 200 audiologists provides professional nationwide coverage. This means that wherever you live, there is always one of our independent audiologists covering your area and ready to assist all your hearing healthcare needs. We continue to being dedicated to giving our customers flexibility in the way they receive their hearing healthcare and whilst our audiologists can operate in shops, clinics or day centres - there are a lot of benefits to our home visiting services too. In fact, some people prefer them and in some cases, it can be a lifeline to others due to their health limitations or various personal circumstances. 

Home visits advantages

Audiology Home Visits

Hearing tests at home & hearing tests for the elderly

Along with our audiologists, we cover the whole of the UK.  So, if you have a busy lifestyle, don't want to miss work, have logistic problems or need a little more privacy - we can come to you.  We also assist the needs of the elderly with their hearing loss - either at home or in assisted living accommodation.  We believe that no one should be restricted to hearing the sounds of life.  

Please view the 'Audiology services during & after the Coronavirus (COVID-19)' article about our recent home visit changes here

LEARN MORE >>> Hearing tests at home

The above link features information about:

  1. Home hearing tests
  2. Hearing tests for the elderly
  3. What to expect from a hearing test
  4. Are hearing tests accurate?
  5. Online hearing tests
  6. What is an audiogram?
Audiology Home Visits

Which hearing aid retailers do home visits?

You'd be surprised how many highstreet retailers don't offer home visits in any capacity - or if they do the service is very limited or chargeable.  Hearing aid dispensing started as a tailor-made home service, but today's audiology prefers to operate their services in their clinics or practices.  This has always surprised us, as most people with hearing loss tend to be the most vulnerable and need such bespoke services. 

Boots Hearingcare

Before this company rebranded and started trading as David Ormerod Hearing Centres they did originally provide their patients with a home visiting service. Along with the growing audiology industry and their increased marketing presence – it has resulted in Boots having to reduce their level of the service offered to consumers.  To reflect this they now only provide in-store appointments.

Specsavers Hearing

Specsavers are quite accommodating if you are unable to visit the store, for whatever reason - they will book an appointment at home for you.  We think that this service is limited to hearing tests and fittings, we are unsure as to whether they can provide maintenance or adjustments when needed.

However, we do know that an at-home visit, with Specsavers, will cost you approximately £100.  This may be due to the number of services they attend and supply hearing devices for the NHS in the hearing loss community.  In result of this, charging ensures the at-home service is warranted.

Hidden Hearing

With this company having locations in both England and Wales they can cater for those who require a home visiting service at no extra charge.

Bloom Hearing

Similarly to Hidden Hearing, Bloom can also accommodate their patients with an at-home service for their hearing loss needs for no additional fee.

Amplifon

Currently, Amplifon does offer a home visiting service, but this is a chargeable service at around £30.  It is important to know that they are unable to provide this service nationwide - please check whether your location is covered.

Scrivens

This small audiology company do not at this time provide any home visiting services - whether this will change, we are unsure.  No matter who you book with - always check if there is an additional fee before arranging an appointment to avoid any surprises.

What do we offer?

As we mentioned earlier, we offer a full and completely free home visiting service for all your hearing loss needs.  Due to our coverage being nationwide we can offer all our patients this convenient service.  Our audiologists will plan, advise and support you through your hearing journey with the right hearing solution.  They will also arrange any future check-ups, maintenance visits, adjustments and annual hearing tests so you don't have to manage your appointments.

However, please view our 'Audiology Services During & After Coronavirus (COVID-19)' article to read about the changes in which we deliver our audiology services here

Audiology Home Visits

Hearing aid fittings at home

So, you've chosen your audiologist and have arranged for a hearing test.  After analysing the results of your audiogram, your hearing loss needs, your lifestyle, the technology you require and how much connectivity you would like - you're ready to be fitted with the right hearing aids for you.  But what exactly happens at your hearing aid fitting?  What should you expect and how are the hearing aids programmed?

Please see our 'Audiology services during & after the Coronavirus (COVID-19)' article for our recent home visit changes here

LEARN MORE >>> Hearing aid fittings at home

The above link features information about:

  1. What to expect from a hearing aid fitting at home

  2. What is a hearing aid fitting? 

  3. Hearing aid fitting and programming

  4. Is a home hearing aid fitting the same as one carried out in the clinic?

Audiology Home Visits

Audiology services during & after the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The way we live now and continue to live life has changed and will undoubtedly change the future.  We cannot express enough how dedicated we are to ensure that your essential hearing health care is provided for during this time - either remotely or in person.  Our services and procedures have been adapted and will be constantly reviewed using the government's audiology guidelines and the UK's audiology professional bodies - so our audiologists and you are kept as safe as possible.

We can take care of your hearing during Coronavirus 

Hearing Aid UK and the audiology world are strictly following government guidelines about COVID-19 infection control as well as receiving support and guidance from the audiology professional bodies in the UK.  We understand how much the hearing loss community rely on our services - and this need is even more relevant in today's uncertain world.  To feel connected, hear life and have as good a quality of life as we can in this current climate.

The main message here is that we are still here for you and providing the services you need now.  Please read the below link as it states the measures and requirements we are adhering to, to keep us all as safe as possible, protected and cared for during and after the pandemic.

LEARN MORE >>> Audiology services during & after Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The above link features information on:

  1. Is it safe to get hearing aids? 
  2. Who can and can't be seen?
  3. Can I still have my hearing tested at home during the pandemic and after?
  4. Mobile & remote audiology support
  5. What to expect from a clinic appointment during COVID-19
  6. What to expect from a home visit appointment during COVID-19
  7. How to purchase & fit hearing aids safely
  8. Social distancing, cleaning and sterilisation
  9. COVID-19 guidelines
  10. PPE guidelines
  11. Coronavirus screening questions
  12. Audiology and ontology services during Covid-19 PDF download
  13. What to do next
Audiology Home Visits

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  • Hearing aid types - Click here
  • Download our free consumer guide - Click here

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