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Private Hearing Test in Sheffield & Barnsley

For the best hearing test in Sheffield or Barnsley, then look no further than the Hearing Excellence Clinic.

 

We provide a comprehensive hearing examination service using the latest audiological equipment.

 

Every client we see is different, so its important we get to know you before conducting your hearing test. This really helps us to understand how your hearing is affecting your day-to-day life and how we can help improve your overall hearing health.

 

We are a completely independent family-run private clinic and are not tied to any manufacturers or third parties, this allows us to give all of our clients expert impartial advice on your hearing results.

 

The fee for our Premium Hearing and Speech Assessment is £89 or we offer a Hearing Health Check which is £39

 

All our Premium Hearing & Speech Assessments are carried out by our Clinical Director, Mr Paul Jackson, who is a qualified Hearing Aid Audiologist with 22 years of experience in looking after clients with hearing loss and helping them hear better as well as over 130 5-star Google reviews.

Our Hearing Test Options

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Hearing Health Check

This service is carried out by our Senior Hearing Care Assistant - Chloe Coopland.

In our hearing health checks, we’ll conduct a general health check of the ears and hearing. This service is ideal for those who are having issues with their ears or think their hearing is worsening and aren’t sure what the cause is.

 

Duration:

45 minutes

 

Cost:

£39

 

What’s included?

  • Case history

  • Otoscopy (visual inspection of the outer ear)

  • Video otoscopy

  • Tympanometry (middle ear check)

  • Hearing screening check*

 

*A hearing screening check isn’t a replacement for a full hearing test, but will provide information on if a full hearing test is needed.

Premium Hearing Test & Speech Assessment

This service is carried our by our Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist and Clinic Director - Paul Jackson.

 

Our premium hearing test & speech assessment is a full hearing test, covering everything that you need to find out more about your ear health. This is ideal for those who know they aren’t hearing as well as they should be, and would like to find out why.

 

Duration:

90 minutes

 

Cost:

£89

 

What’s included?

  • Case history

  • Otoscopy (visual inspection of the outer ear)

  • Video otoscopy

  • Tympanometry (middle ear check)

  • Pure tone assessment with speech tests

  • Full report with recommendations once completed

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Hearing Test & Speech Assessment With Hearing Aid Reprogram

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This service is carried our by our Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist and Clinic Director - Paul Jackson.

This includes both our full hearing assessments, as well as a hearing aid reprogram. This service is perfect for clients who didn’t buy their hearing aids from us and would like them tuned to their needs. We can offer this service to clients with private hearing aids from:

  • Phonak

  • Oticon

  • Signia

  • Widex

  • Starkey

  • Unitron.

 

Duration:

90 minutes

 

Cost:

£299

 

What’s included?

  • Case history

  • Otoscopy (visual inspection of the outer ear)

  • Video otoscopy

  • Tympanometry (middle ear check)

  • Pure tone assessment with speech tests

  • Full report with recommendations once completed

  • Full reprogramming of up to two hearing aids

​Hear It From Our Clients

"I had a full hearing & speech assessment with Paul after experiencing some hearing issues. The tests were incredibly detailed and through with Paul explaining what was going on and what the results meant very clearly.

I was really happy with the service and the support provided. I would highly recommended Hearing Excellence in Sheffield"

Tom - Sheffield

"Thank you Paul for an expert, professional and friendly service today. It was the perfect blend of specialist know-how, start of the art technology and facilities with good old fashioned customer service"

Peter- Sheffield

"A very professional service enabling the customer to make informed decisions. A lovely setting in Sheffield with available on-site free parking in part of town where car parking spaces are rate.

Would thoroughly recommend and very reasonable prices"

Tommie- Sheffield

"The Hearing Excellence Clinic in Sheffield was highly recommended to me and I found the service provided by Paul, to be outstanding, He was extremely thorough in the clinical history taking, the assessment of my needs, full examination of my ear canals and full hearing test including the latest in the ear sound delivery. Pricing was extremely competitive with plenty of on site free parking available. I would not hesitate to use the Hearing Excellence Clinic again in the future

David - Sheffield

When To Get Your Hearing Tested?

It can be difficult to know when you should get your hearing tested, but there are a few easy signs that you should book in for a check. 

 

  • Do you feel like people are mumbling?

  • Are you struggling to follow conversations in groups?

  • Are people telling you that your television is too loud?

  • Do you have a persistent ringing in your ears?

  • Are you missing phone calls, doorbells, or alarms?

 

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then it's time to get your hearing checked.

 

While these can help you identify the need for a test, there are other reasons and you should always be safe. If you’re unsure about anything or have noticed a change in your hearing, you should always book a test as soon as possible.

Hearing Tests in Sheffield & Barnsley

Our private hearing tests in Sheffield & Barnsley are designed to help you understand your hearing, and enable you to live your life to the full no matter what your individual needs are.

 

All of our full hearing tests are carried out by our Audiology Clinic Director Paul Jackson, who has over 22 years of qualified experience in the industry. So you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best quality hearing test in Sheffield or Barnsley.

 

If you think your hearing is being blocked by ear wax, check out our ear wax removal service for more information. Or if you’re looking for impartial advice on the best hearing aids, visit our hearing aids page or get in touch

 

To book your hearing test appointment, click the button below.

FAQs

1. What To Expect From a Hearing Test?

The Hearing & Speech Assessment

Your private hearing test will normally last about 1 hour, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time on the day.

 

We have ample free parking on-site and toilet facilities at both clinics.

 

What to expect:

  • Case History: We will spend some time getting to know you and about the recent health of your ears and hearing.

  • Otoscopy: We will carry out a visual examination of the outer ear to make sure it's healthy and show you the results on our client display screen.

  • Pure tone assessment: We will carry out a pure tone hearing test (we play a series of test tones through some headphones that you respond to).  This provides us with an audiogram (very similar to a prescription for your eyes). 

  • Speech in quiet test (AB word test): We will carry out a test to measure your ability to hear speech in a quiet environment.

  • Speech in noise test (QuickSIN test): We will carry out a test to measure your ability to hear speech in a noisy environment.

  • Tympanometry: Test to measure the function of the eardrum and middle ear.

Your Test Results

Once we have completed your hearing test in Sheffield or Barnsley, we will then explain your results in clear simple language.

 

We also provide you with a written report and copy of your audiogram, which is normally emailed to you within 48 hours.

 

What will be the outcome of my appointment?

  • No hearing loss: You may not have any hearing loss. If this is the case we can suggest other solutions for your hearing issues such as our ear wax removal service.

  • GP referral: In some cases, we may need to refer you to your GP for further testing. If this is the case and with your permission, we will send your GP a referral letter and a copy of your test results:

  • Hearing aids: You may have a hearing loss and would benefit from wearing hearing aids. If this is the case we can discuss your options with you, or learn more about our hearing aids.

2. How Long Does a Full Hearing Test Take?

The duration of a private hearing test will depend on the type of test that you’ve chosen. For our general hearing health checkup, you can expect it to take around 45 minutes. For a full hearing & speech assessment or hearing test with hearing aid re-program, it will normally take about 90 minutes.

3. What Happens if You Fail a Hearing Test?

Unfortunately, in some cases, the hearing test will show that you have some level of hearing loss. Luckily, addressing the underlying causes early is essential to minimising the damage to your hearing. The sooner you can get tested, the earlier you can get advice and information on how to protect your hearing from further damage.

 

You will receive in-depth and personalised advice on whether you have no hearing loss, or need a GP referral or hearing aids. We can also provide you with information on how to fit your hearing difficulties into your individual lifestyle, and how best to avoid causing more damage in your day-to-day activities.

Hearing Aids

Find out more about our hearing aids range

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