Looking for an inexpensive way to have a hearing test in Glasgow or Ayr?
Look no further. At Darroch Hearing we strive to give you thorough hearing tests to ensure you get the very best impartial advice whilst keeping it free!
Free Hearing Tests in Glasgow and Ayr
We have years of experience in hearing tests ensuring our patients get the very best hearing care.
We take a lifestyle assessment from you to find out about your health history, examine your ears in detail and assess your hearing using the latest test equipment.
We have a 6 step hearing test process that ensures a quality evaluation.
Understanding more about your lifestyle and hearing priorities helps us provide individual care.
Do you like active hobbies, such as hill-walking or cycling?
Do you go out often to restaurants and public places?
Do you enjoy television, music, movies and lectures?
Do you work every day?
These things and more, factor in to deciding the best kind of hearing aids for you.
Answering a few short questions on the Personal Hearing Health Assessment will get the conversation started.
Your Health and Hearing Health History
For example, high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease are all linked to hearing loss.
Similarly, understanding your hearing history gives us a window into your ability to hear today.
Some typical questions about your hearing may include:
- Is there hearing loss in your family?
- Are one or two ears affected?
- Were you subjected to chronic loud noise during your life?
- Do your ears ring
- Do you have dizziness or vertigo?
- Did you have ear infections as a child?
- Do you have ear pain?
- Is it harder to hear the voices of men, women, or children?
- Do you notice environments where it’s difficult to follow the conversation?
A baseline hearing screening is recommended at age 50, unless you’re experiencing symptoms of hearing loss sooner. Your hearing care professional will guide you through the steps of your thorough hearing evaluation, including:
- A visual examination of your ear using an otoscope
- Air and bone conduction testing
- Compliance testing
After your evaluation, we’ll show you your results on an audiogram. An audiogram provides a visual representation of the sounds you’re hearing and the sounds you’re missing.
All Darroch Hearing practitioners strictly adhere to HCPC Standards of Conduct and Competence and Darroch Hearing Clinics follow nationally accepted testing guidelines set forth by the British Society of Audiology and the International Hearing Society.
Hearing Test Results
After your hearing evaluation, your hearing care professional will review your results on an audiogram.
An audiogram is a visual representation of how well you are hearing.
Hearing loss takes many forms. Some of us start missing sounds in the higher ranges, such as the voices of women and children.
Others hear quite well in quiet surroundings, but struggle in noisy environments.
Your audiogram shows you where you are hearing normally, and where you’re missing sounds.
Once you and your hearing care professional discuss your audiogram results, and review your lifestyle and hearing goals, if hearing aids are appropriate, you can arrange your 4-week no obligation evaluation.
Hearing Aid Demonstration
If a hearing loss is found, and hearing aids are appropriate, you can “try before you buy” at Darroch Hearing.
We’ll show you the many styles of hearing aids right for you, including our latest miniature hearing instruments.
You can evaluate actual hearing aids including bespoke models and take a “test drive” for 4 weeks. During this time, we will monitor your progress and provide you with on-going rehabilitation.
Fitting Your Hearing Aids
Based on your audiogram results, your hearing professional will program your hearing aids to your specific hearing loss using our proprietary fitting software. This software is patient-focused and allows you to be a pivotal part of the process and was designed to help your hearing care professional:
- Show you a variety of hearing instruments from which to select
- Recommend specific environmental programs based on your lifestyle needs
- Program and adjust your selected instruments based on your specific hearing loss
- Review and save all settings for follow-up visits