From what hearing loss is to how long a consultation at The Hearing Suite will take, find the answers here.
We experience hearing loss when part of the body’s auditory system is stopping or reducing the transmission of sound signals to the brain.
What are the symptoms of hearing loss?
The most common type of hearing loss is sensorineural. This can be genetic, age related or because of excessive noise exposure. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the hair cells in the cochlea (inner ear) become damaged. At present the only way to improve a sensorineural hearing loss is with hearing aids.
Conductive hearing loss is where there is a blockage in the auditory system. This may be in the ear canal, the ear drum, the middle ear, or the cochlea (inner ear).
Some conductive hearing loss can be managed with a medical or surgical intervention. We work closely with our ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgeon to offer comprehensive options.
Not at all. People can develop hearing difficulties at any age. Sportspeople such as rugby players and footballers are particularly prone to hearing loss. We also treat children and teenagers.
We recommend going for a hearing test once a year. Your consultation will vary according to your needs, but a diagnostic consultation usually takes between an hour and a half and two hours.
We feel that ‘free’ hearing tests can make people feel pressured to purchase a hearing solution. This is why we charge for all our initial diagnostic consultations.
No. We state all our fees depending on the service and the expertise you receive.
You can pay for the technology, consultations and adjustment fees as you go. Alternatively, our complete package offers:
We are open here in Harrogate from 10am until 6pm from Monday till Friday. And, 10am until 2pm on a Saturday. We can be flexible though, so tell us what days and times work for you, and we'll make it work.
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