There are many different causes of hearing loss. It can be hereditary or just be a part of the aging process. It can be triggered by a blast of loud noise, infections, the effects of toxins or by injury. The good news however is that there are many incredible solutions to successfully assist most types of hearing loss.
Common signs of hearing loss include:
Your Audiologist will determine the extent and cause of your hearing loss by checking your ears and testing your hearing.
If left untreated, the negative effects of hearing loss can be quite profound and lead to more psychological issues like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and reclusiveness.
If you have noticed a change in your hearing, then please don't hesitate to book an appointment with one of our experienced Audiologists.
Are you suffering from hearing loss or ear problems? We’ve got you covered.
At All About Hearing, we are dedicated to offering you the best in hearing care, making it easy to check on your ear health. That’s why we offer two types of hearing tests; a hearing screening and a comprehensive hearing assessment, depending on your individual needs.
See below for everything you need to know about our hearing tests...
A hearing screening is a quick hearing check that you either pass or fail. We recommend a hearing check every two years for anyone over 50 or an annual hearing check for anyone over 70.
This is an uncomplicated test to gauge your levels of hearing. We will play you a series of sounds at different frequencies to understand if you have any hearing impairment.
If the results suggest you may have hearing loss, we will recommend that you undertake a full hearing assessment for further investigation.
Unlike most hearing clinics, our comprehensive hearing assessment is a full analysis of your hearing and overall ear health. From here we can benchmark your hearing levels and breakdown the next steps for maximising your hearing potential, ensuring you are informed and supported every step of the way.
Our comprehensive hearing assessments are carried out in six stages (as appropriate):
1) Extensive medical history
2) Video otoscopy
3) Air and bone conduction testing
4) Additional testing including ULL testing, tympanometry and speech in noise testing.
5) Explanation of results in full
6) Recommendations and discussion
It's a good idea to bring a friend or family member to this appointment, as a familiar voice is a useful reference during your hearing assessment.
This is the very first step to better hearing and sets your individual path for renewed communication and
engagement with friends and family.
After a full audiological assessment and diagnosis of your specific hearing loss, our Audiologists will recommend tailored solutions where appropriate. This often, though not always, involves some form of hearing aids. Our Audiologists have access to every available hearing device on the market and will help you to find the best solution for your needs.
It is our job to take the time to find the right products to maximise your hearing potential.
Hearing loss can be a frustrating and isolating experience but with the help of hearing aids, our patients are able to improve their ability to hear and communicate effectively.
There are hundreds of hearing aid models to choose from, resulting in an overwhelming choice. We use our years of experience to choose the best industry leading, reliable manufacturers who have evidence-based solutions, for the majority of hearing losses.
We offer the very latest in hearing technology from all of the world's leading manufacturers. This means that we can always find a solution to suit the majority of hearing losses, patient lifestyle and most importantly budget.
Our hearing devices start from £795, which includes fitting, manufacturer warranty and our comprehensive aftercare program.
If you are considering purchasing hearing aids, it’s important to know that you have a range of options to choose from.
The latest technology in hearing devices offers a variety of incredible features, such as noise-cancellation, Bluetooth connectivity, and directional microphones, which all greatly enhance your listening experience.
Hearing aids vary in size and style and how they fit in your ear; but they all carry the same basic parts that carry external sounds, most importantly speech, to your ear. Some are so small they are invisible on most people; others fit wholly or partly into the ear canal. Others fit behind the ear with a very slim wire running in to the canal.
Hearing technology is improving and evolving all the time and our Audiologists ensure that they are up to date with the most recent developments and will only suggest the most technologically advanced and suitable solutions.
When you decide to proceed with hearing aids, we offer a minimum 30-day trial experience. During that period you will have 2 or 3 follow up appointments, so that we can monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to suit.
It is of paramount importance to us to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the outcome of your hearing aid fitting.
To ensure you get the very best from your hearing aids, we offer all our patients a personalised aftercare package - this is tailored to you based on your experience with hearing aids, level of hearing loss and confidence with the technology. We understand that every patient is unique, therefore so is your aftercare plan.
Regular aftercare is vital to ensure your hearing aids are still operating to its full potential and continuing to provide you with the best possible experience.
For some, rehabilitation may be required over a period of time to get the very best results. This may be due to you being a first time wearer of hearing aids, significant changes in your hearing levels or perhaps you just need help getting used to the level of technology you have selected.
This is no different to getting used to a new pair of glasses or a change of medication; everyone has their own adaptation time and we will support you on every step of your hearing journey.
◉ Combined audiology experience of over 60 years
◉ We are a truly local, family run, independent business
◉ We are 100% independent and not affiliated with any hearing aid manufacturers
◉ We are friendly, honest, kind and patient
◉ We will listen to you and take time to understand your needs
◉ Our motivation is providing the very best service
◉ We are committed to giving back to our community
We pride ourselves on being able to offer a wide range of services all under the umbrella of hearing.
The safest and easiest way to be free of excess or stubborn earwax is to see a professional. All About Hearing offers microsuction and irrigation earwax removal services, by our highly trained and accredited Audiologists.
Many people are misinformed that there is nothing that can be done for tinnitus. This isn’t completely true. Fortunately, there are options to assist in reducing the negative impact that tinnitus can have on a person’s health and emotional wellbeing.
Made to measure ear protection for musicians, shooters, swimmers, motorcyclists, TV presenters and many more.
Book a noise protection consultation to discuss the various options. We are also able to provide custom impressions if you have purchased ear protection with another provider.
If you have purchased hearing aids from another company and are seeking a new provider to look after them, then All About Hearing can help.
Perhaps you have recently moved into the area or you are simply just not satisfied with your current provider? No matter the reason we would be delighted to take you on as a patient - provided we have the software for your particular type of hearing aid.
Please get in contact to find out more.
If you or someone you know, is unable to leave home unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability, we would be only too pleased to come to you.
Additional charges apply.
If you are able to come in to see us but are unable to visit during our normal opening hours, then we can take after hour appointments by request.
Home visits can be booked via telephone only.
We work with business clients both locally and across the UK, ranging from small solicitor companies to claim handlers with hundreds of noise induced hearing loss claimants.
Our Audiologists can carry out whatever level of testing you require to meet the criteria for gathering evidence to support your client's claim.
We believe in personalised hearing care knowing that every individual is unique. We spend quality time getting to know our patients to ensure that everything we do is about, and tailored, to you.
This approach delivers the highest quality of service at each and every appointment.
"From the minute my father sat in Karen’s clinic room for his consultation, she put him at ease and treated him so respectfully and in such an understanding manner.
We took my father back to see Karen recently to have his new hearing aids fitted. His hearing is weak, especially in one ear and life has been frustrating for him and our family. Well not anymore, because what Karen has achieved is nothing short of incredible!
A huge sign of improvement was seen when we got him home, mother can can talk normally to him now and as he would have the TV volume in the 70’s it’s now on 15!"
Mr S Andrews
All About Hearing Ltd
Find us at:
Gilmour Piper, 10 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, IP1 3JP
Two Rivers Medical Centre, 30 Woodbridge Road East, Ipswich, IP4 5PB
Tel: 01473 946444
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