The Importance of the First Hearing Test

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Ivor Lewis

Ivor Lewis

Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist at Hidden Hearing
Mr Ivor Lewis, Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist with Hidden Hearing has been an audiologist for nearly 20 years and is highly recognised as a conscientious and caring professional. Ivor has been with Hidden Hearing since 1995 and took control of the Cashel branch in 2011. This branch is now recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Hearing Care in Ireland.

As a fully qualified Fellowship member of both the British, and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally.

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When it comes to hearing tests, Hidden Hearing offers patients video otoscope exams, and real ear as well as audiometric testing. If a patient comes to a Hidden Hearing hearing center for a hearing test, they will first be asked to provide the hearing consultant with an extensive case history, before the test begins. Then the testing process starts, which includes a video otoscope exam of the ear, and an audiometric test.

Hidden Hearing feels that there is no timeline to get a hearing test; whenever a person feels there has been a change in their hearing, they should come in for a hearing test. Hidden Hearing also advises current patients to come in every year for a test, in order monitor their level of hearing loss. But overall, “Hearing loss can be a problem at any age.”

It’s also suggested that patients bring a family member or companion to their first hearing test; this is a very important part of the process. They should be a spouse or a very close family member, someone who communicates with the loss sufferer daily and has a firm grasp of their hearing loss. The companion is beneficial for verification purposes during the test; they can verify that the patient is experiencing hearing loss, especially when the patient themselves might be hesitant to admit they are having trouble hearing. The companion will be more likely to know what the patient is missing out on when it comes to hearing. Typically, the companion is asked to be involved in the entire testing process.

Hearing screenings can be carried out in any of our clinics nationwide or in the privacy of your own home.

If you have any questions about this or anything regarding hearing loss contact Hidden Hearing.

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Ivor Lewis

About Ivor Lewis

Mr Ivor Lewis, Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist with Hidden Hearing has been an audiologist for nearly 20 years and is highly recognised as a conscientious and caring professional. Ivor has been with Hidden Hearing since 1995 and took control of the Cashel branch in 2011. This branch is now recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Hearing Care in Ireland. As a fully qualified Fellowship member of both the British, and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally. Find Out More About Ivor

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