Hearing test FAQs

 

There are a number of high street companies that offer hearing tests. Boots Hearingcare has stores on local high streets across the UK offering free hearing tests, advice and information. You can book a free appointment online at Boots Hearingcare or call us on 0845 270 1600. Hearing tests are also offered through the NHS; the first step is to visit your GP who will then refer you to the hospital for an appointment.

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A hearing test at Boots Hearingcare is completely free of charge and can be arranged at a time and date to suit you and you’ll usually be seen within a week. You can book a free appointment online at Boots Hearingcare or call us on 0845 270 1600.

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At Boots we have two types of hearing tests:

A simple first step hearing health check for people who have mild concerns about their hearing or have never had a hearing test before; this will take around 15 minutes and can be conveniently organised to fit in with a shopping trip.

A full hearing test takes about an hour and is more suited to people who are experiencing symptoms of hearing loss, have had their hearing tested before, or people who wear a hearing aid. You can book a free appointment online at Boots Hearingcare or call us on 0845 270 1600.

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Wax can cause dulled hearing (it can block sounds going through the ear canal to the inner ear), so if you suspect wax is affecting your hearing, the best advice is to get it checked out. At Boots we check the health of your ears and presence of wax as standard in all our hearing tests and if we find excess wax, we’ll refer you to your GP. If normal levels of wax are present we can then test your hearing to find out what, if anything, is affecting your ability to hear well.

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5. What happens if my test results show I have a hearing loss?

If the results of your test show that you're experiencing hearing loss your hearing aid audiologist will advise you of the next steps. If your hearing loss is conductive or related to a medical condition you’ll be referred to your GP. If your hearing loss is sensioneural and treatable with a hearing aid we’ll discuss what options there are available to you. We have a wide choice of hearing aids suitable for a range of hearing losses and budgets and offer free demonstrations in store so you can hear the difference for yourself.

You can book a free appointment online at Boots Hearingcare or call us on 0845 270 1600

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