Do I need a hearing check?
The symptoms of hearing loss depend on the type and severity of the loss. Some general complaints include:
- Difficulty understanding speech
- Needing people to repeat themselves often
- Difficulty hearing and understanding softly-spoken and higher-pitched voices (women and children)
- Difficulty hearing and understanding speech when there is background noise (e.g. TV, jug boiling, other people talking)
- Having to look at people when they are talking to pick up on clues such as facial expressions and lip-reading
- Having the television and/or radio louder than other people would like
- Unable to hear high pitched environmental noises such as bird calls, microwave beeps and car indicators
It is a good idea to have your ears checked for wax before attending for a hearing test. We recommend you see a Specialist Ear Nurse for ear canal suctioning rather than have ear syringing.
The two clinics we recommend are:-
- Ear Health Canterbury
- Ear Hygiene Clinic
Ear nurses from these clinics operate on a Thursday morning clinic at our rooms. You can book with us directly and if travel is an issue we can arrange to see you on the same day.