Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations in Beckenham

(90 minute appointment | £100)

At Beckenham Hearing we offer fully comprehensive hearing evaluations with our senior audiologist, Neil Daniel – a full analysis of your hearing and overall ear health. This appointment will allow us to fully understand the cause of your hearing difficulties, the severity of the loss, and what treatment might be required to help improve your hearing.

Our comprehensive hearing tests are ideal for adults (18+) who are already aware that a hearing loss is present or already wearing hearing aids.

If you are unsure whether or not you have hearing loss, or have any general concerns about hearing loss, we’d recommend that you book a FREE 15-minute hearing check with one of our hearing specialists.

You can book your comprehensive hearing evaluation or free hearing check by contacting us or using our simple online booking system.

Neil Daniel, Audiologist at Beckenham Hearing

Why our approach is different

We take time to listen to you story to truly understand why you visited our clinic. Only when we understand this can we get to the root cause of your hearing struggles. We don’t just fit you with hearing aids, we use our experience to find the right solution for your individual needs and manage your expectations by providing you with the coping strategies to get the best from your chosen type of hearing aid devices.

We will give you the information to make an informed decision on the best solution for you. This is why it is important for us to understand your lifestyle and where you struggle, allowing us to help. We want you to be comfortable to ask as many questions you want to!

This takes time, which is why our appointments take up to an hour and a half.

Step 1 – Medical & Lifestyle Information

We will start by talking to you about your lifestyle and how your hearing loss is affecting you, before establishing the listening environments you would like to improve upon, e.g. coffee shops, restaurants, meetings, or perhaps just the phone, television, or the radio at home.

Client Consultation at Beckenham Hearing

Step 2 – Video Otoscopy

Using the most up-to-date technology allows us to test the physical condition of your outer, middle and inner ear.

Firstly an examination using a video otoscope will provide us with high resolution image inside your ear canal. This device is placed into your ear hole allowing us to check the condition of your ear canal as well as any ear wax blockages, or fluid behind your eardrum. The results will be visible on a screen for you to view and will be kept on your records.

Performing video otoscopy

Step 3 – Tympanometry

We will check the condition of your middle ear by using tympanometry. This device uses air pressure to check that all the bones in your middle ear are working correctly and will also identify if you have any eustachian tube dysfunction, preventing you from equalising the pressure in your middle ear correctly.

This condition can cause a conductive hearing loss known as glue ear and can leave excess fluid in your middle ear cavity and feels similar to the dull hearing sensation felt on an aeroplane caused by the air pressure.

You will feel a gentle pressure for a short time, as if your ear is a little bit blocked and will help us build your hearing profile.

Performing tympanometry

Step 4 – Pure Tone Audiometry

We will then check your hearing sensitivity using pure tone audiometry. This checks for the softest sounds you can hear across the human frequency range and will confirm if you have a hearing deficit and if so, to what degree.

By using a soundproof room and the very best diagnostic testing equipment we offer you peace of mind that your hearing loss has been diagnosed accurately and should you need hearing aids you will know that they have been fitted correctly to your hearing prescription.

Having a hearing test at Beckenham Hearing

Step 5 – Speech In Noise Test

We will then carry out a speech in noise test to confirm how well you can hear in noisy situations giving us a good indication of how well you would do in noise with good hearing aid intervention.

Conducting speech in noise test

Step 6 – We Will Summarise

Taking your lifestyle needs and hearing parameters into account will allow me to use my expertise and experience to recommend the most appropriate solution for you.

Ultimately you will decide what option to go for and sometimes this may need compromise e.g. if you would like most discreet/invisible device possible, this may mean that you lose the benefit of pairing the device to a mobile phone and/or you may need a device that sits over the ear if you would like the hassle free option of rechargeable hearing aids etc.

Showing patient hearing test results

Ready to book?

All appointments take place at our state-of-the-art clinic in Beckenham, which is a two minute walk from Eden Park station. If you are travelling by car, we have complimentary on-site customer parking.

We are proud to serve the local community of Bromley, Eden Park, Beckenham, West Wickham, Shirley, Langley Park, Penge, Orpington, Hayes, Chislehurst, Keston, Chelsfield, and Downe.

You can book your ear wax removal, comprehensive hearing evaluation, or free hearing check using our simple online booking system.

For any other appointment, or if require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.