Our audiologist Nikki Davis explains why we should get our hearing checked by a professional
What is an audiologist?
An audiologist is a clinical health care professional responsible for helping those who have problems with their hearing. It’s a highly qualified role and each day an audiologist could be assessing and fitting hearing aids, providing ear protection, tinnitus help and advising on balance and wax removal.
How long have you been at Hearbase?
I have been at Hearbase for more than seven years now and I enjoy my work, especially meeting and helping so many people, old and young. Hearbase have supported my development and in the last five years they helped me to qualify as an audiologist.
What are the first signs of a hearing problem?
Some of the early signs are when you struggle to keep up with conversation in noisy places, when your family tell you the TV is too loud, or when you have difficulty hearing people clearly. If you experience ringing or buzzing in your ears or head, or a feeling of blockage, these can also be early signs of hearing loss.
Why should I have my hearing tested?
Not being able to hear seriously impacts your quality of life, not to mention talking with friends, family and others. I recommend if you show any of these early signs, you should get it checked. If you are concerned about someone close to you who struggles to hear, speak to them about getting a free hearing test. Why not join them to offer support if they need a little bit of encouragement?
Why should I go to Hearbase?
Well, to start, our hearing tests are completely free. This isn’t unique to us. You can get your hearing tested elsewhere, but as we are expert audiologists, if we find anything of concern after your free hearing test we will point you in the direction of specialist services quickly. We are a really friendly bunch of people and our focus is to listen and help you to manage your hearing.
How should I look after my hearing?
If you notice any change to your hearing, large or small, then always get it checked. This is important however old or young you are. If you work in a noisy place or have a history of hearing loss in your family, have a hearing test. It only takes 30 minutes. Call us on 01303 254416 and book your free hearing test at Hearbase today.
Call us on 01303 254416 – book your free hearing test today