If you've any concerns about your hearing the sensible first step is to have your hearing tested by a professional. Hearing tests are offered free of charge at Boots and can be booked by calling or click here to book an appointment online.
If you’ve never had your hearing frequency tested before and you’re not sure what’s involved don’t worry, hearing tests are straightforward and painless procedures. You’ll be asked to discuss your hearing and then to complete a number of tests that will check the health of your ears and how well you’re hearing. You can learn more about what’s involved by reading the 'What happens in a hearing test' section below.
If you’re not sure you need a hearing test at the moment take a look at our do I need a hearing test section which provides more information on who should get their hearing checked and how regularly.
What happens at a hearing test?
We offer two types of hearing test; both are free of charge and carried out by qualified Boots hearing aid audiologists.
1. Hearing health check
A hearing health check is a free 15 minute appointment, ideal for people who have never had a hearing test before or have mild concerns about their hearing. The appointment includes a general check of the health of your ears and a hearing screen; where we’ll ask you to respond to a series of sounds played through headphones.
The results of your hearing health check will indicate if there are any issues with your hearing that should be explored further in a full hearing test. You can book a free hearing health check at Boots Hearingcare online or call us on
2. A full hearing test
Also free of charge, this simple but comprehensive test takes about an hour and includes the following 4 stages:
If your hearing test indicates you have some level of hearing loss we’ll take the time to discuss your options with you. One of these options may be to consider a hearing aid. At Boots we have a wide range of styles, sizes and prices which we can take you through or, even better, let you hear for yourself with a free demonstration.
You can book any of these free appointments online or call us on