Hearing tests at home - is it possible? Wherever you live in the UK, we will have around 2-3 audiologists local to you who can come and visit you at home. They will be able to carry out a thorough professional hearing healthcare check and test, using the latest equipment, and all in the comfort of your own home.
However, you'd be surprised to know that not all hearing healthcare providers can offer at home hearing tests, even though there are many benefits to hearing tests and other hearing healthcare services at home. You can read more about the advantages of all audiology home visits here
Whatever you are unsure about, we hope this page will help you to understand how our home hearing tests work, whether it is a service you might benefit from, and all you need to know about home visits for hearing tests.
Answering such questions as: 'What should I expect from a hearing test at home?', 'Are hearing tests accurate?', 'What is an audiogram?' or maybe you might be questioning the current online hearing tests and if they give you an accurate result?
We have always been dedicated to improving this shortfall with our free at-home hearing tests or hearing tests at one of our clinics near you. Your family or friends can also be with you for support and to ease the burden of decision-making and understanding important information.
Our home hearing tests are a free and convenient way to receive excellent customer hearing healthcare at a time that suits you and your lifestyle - from a company that you can trust. All our audiologists will offer support, advice, and hearing solutions that are as unique as your hearing loss and plan your future care. Our main purpose is to help you hear better and gain from a greater quality of life.
Hearing Aid UK can provide you with a home hearing test that is not only professional and thorough but carried out using computerised equipment comprising of the latest technology. This way you always gain from an accurate audiogram, which will result in the most beneficial hearing aids for you and your lifestyle.
What is the process of a hearing test at home for elderly friends and family? We can visit you or a loved one even in a care home and our hearing tests for the elderly at home are generally carried out the same way as any other. The only difference is that you might want a member of your family or a friend to be there for support or to help relay personal information, take in audiology information, or make future decisions.
If you do live in assisted living accommodation and you want to book a hearing test - you will need to let the management of the facility be aware of the visit. Other than that it is the same process as any other home hearing test.
In the past, Age UK referred their customers for their hearing healthcare to Claritas for services such as hearing tests, hearing aids, and hearing healthcare going forward. Then Claritas went into administration in 2018 and now Amplifon has taken over this role, as well as the administrator.
However, from experience, some customers have been unsuccessful with their transition to Amplifon for various reasons. If this is the case for you, we can take care of you and your healthcare in the future.
Wondering how accurate a hearing loss test at home is? Quite a lot of people we speak to think that home hearing tests or audiograms are not as accurate as the ones operated in clinics. In short, this is not true.
In fact, it is the most realistic place to record your hearing ability, as it's in your own environment with the sounds you hear and acknowledge every day. It is also the best atmosphere to program your hearing aids in, as this is naturally the place where you will spend most of your time.
Our audiologists take all the professional equipment they use in their own practices and clinics. The equipment they use is both professional and accurate, which ultimately results in you receiving the right hearing loss diagnosis and hearing solution for your wants and needs.
Wondering what a hearing test at home online is like? Is it an accurate reflection of your loss? During the last two years, online hearing tests have become more popular. They are not accurate or a professional evaluation of your hearing, but they can give you a basic overview of your current hearing state.
This also means that they are incapable of providing a medical or audiological diagnosis or even the cause of any hearing loss.
This is what an audiogram or hearing test with your audiologist would read and evaluate precisely. To put it simply, an audiogram is a graph that shows the results of your hearing limitations and capabilities by completing a series of tests.
It is still the most accurate way of analysing your hearing capabilities and, if needed, help find the most beneficial hearing solution.
Wondering about Boots hearing test home visits? Due to this company's growth and marketing strategy, along with the industry's growth - Boots Hearingcare can only provide in-store appointments for hearing tests and hearing aid fittings and does not offer home visits.
Specsavers Hearcare does provide a hearing test at home, but this will cost you around £100. We are not sure whether this service stretches to aftercare needs such as hearing aid maintenance and adjustments.
Just like Hidden Hearing, Bloom Hearing Services can see their patients at home for services such as hearing tests for no extra fee.
Although this company can do a hearing test at your home, they don't offer a nationwide service, so always check with their audiologist before you commit to an appointment. Amplifon will charge you around £30 for this home service.
Due to this company being on a small scale, Scrivens cannot cater to their patients at home currently - however, this might change in the future.
This is a large company and therefore Hidden Hearing can visit their patients at home at no additional charge. However, always check with their audiologist before you commit to an appointment.
Advancements in technology have made it possible for hearing tests to be conducted conveniently at home. Here are the main advantages of hearing tests at home:
1. Comfort and Convenience: One of the most significant advantages of at-home hearing tests is the comfort and convenience they offer. Instead of scheduling an appointment and traveling to a clinic, individuals can now monitor their hearing health from the comfort of their own homes.
2. Privacy and Confidentiality: Some people may feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about discussing their hearing concerns in a clinical setting. Hearing tests at home provide a private and confidential environment, allowing individuals to take the test at their own pace, without worrying about judgment or stigma.
3. Increased Accessibility: Another advantage of at-home hearing tests is the increased accessibility they provide. This is particularly beneficial for individuals living in remote areas or those with mobility challenges, making it difficult to access healthcare facilities.
By eliminating the need to travel, at-home hearing tests ensure that everyone, regardless of location or physical limitations, can monitor their hearing health conveniently.
4. Empowerment and Self-Awareness: Conducting hearing tests at home empowers individuals to take control of their own hearing health.
There are many benefits to having a hearing test or other hearing healthcare services at home. In fact, around 90% of our patients prefer to be seen at home. Some of the reasons are due to poor health, being housebound, having logistical issues, or simply finding it more convenient for them. Here is a quick breakdown of what our hearing test process includes:
Before your ear examination, the audiologist will first ask you a series of questions to better understand your current health, family medical history, and any specific worries and problems with your hearing. The amount of information given is paramount to how they can help you and determine the right hearing solution for you.
Our professional audiologists will chat with you about any health concerns or issues and generally put your mind at ease. Remember that everything discussed is completely confidential.
The audiologist will begin examining your inner ear canal and outer ear with an otoscope, which visibly shows the general health of your ear and if anything might be obstructing your hearing - like earwax. Then your hearing test (or audiogram) will begin. The audiometer will be used to record various measurements that display your current level of hearing.
These audiogram recordings will discover whether you have a hearing loss and ultimately diagnose the best hearing solution for your loss, help to address any issues, and will assist any future audiology plans. Or you may need to be referred to an ENT specialist or GP for other treatment and examinations.
The audiogram may seem a little overcomplicated at first, but your audiologist will go through every step and explain why each step is necessary - so you will always be in the know and aware of the process as and when it is happening.
If a hearing aid is needed your audiologist will go through all the hearing devices that would be beneficial for your hearing loss, lifestyle, budget, dexterity needs, technical needs, and connectivity required.
They will fit them for you at home and adjust the device in many different ways so you get the most out of them and experience the best sound possible. All hearing loss is different and they must be tailored to your specific needs.
With nationwide coverage, there is always an audiologist local to you. To find out how we can help you on your hearing journey or to book a hearing test at home or in clinic with us. Call us free on 0800 567 7621 to book a free at home hearing test today.
Do not spend hundreds of pounds without getting a second opinion from us.
Our home hearing tests are a free and convenient way to receive excellent customer hearing healthcare at a time that suits you and your lifestyle - from a company that you can trust.
Of course! If you do live in assisted living accommodation and you want to book a hearing test - you will need to let the management of the facility be aware of the visit. Other than that it is the same process as any other home hearing test.
In fact, it is the most realistic place to record your hearing ability, as it's in your own environment with the sounds you hear and acknowledge every day. It is also the best atmosphere to program your hearing aids in, as this is naturally the place where you will spend most of your time in.
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