Hearing loss affects approximately 1 in 6 people in the UK and is the result of sound not reaching the brain due to problems with the hearing system. Hearing loss impacts on many aspects of a person’s life including at home, in social situations and within the workplace. In most cases, however, hearing loss can be rectified by wearing hearing aids.
We offer a full range of Hearing Services at our Cheadle premises through our partnership with Integrate Hearing.
Services We Offer:
- Free Hearing Tests
- Free Hearing Aid Trials
- Invisible Hearing Aids
- Microsuction Ear Wax Removal
- Ear Syringing
- Tinnitus Assessments/ Rehabilitations
- Custom Made Hearing Protection
About Olivia Austin
Olivia, from Integrate Hearing, qualified at Manchester University and practices under both the Audiologist and HCPC registered Hearing Aid Dispenser titles. Olivia has worked within a range of NHS, national and independent hearing aid providers. Prior to founding Integrate Hearing Olivia gained her experience within the hearing industry delivering Audiology services in hospitals, on the high street and by domiciliary service across Stockport and the North West. Olivia combines a wealth of knowledge on hearing, hearing aids and tinnitus with an understanding supportive approach to patient care.
Do I need a hearing test?
These days it is good practice to have regular hearing checks above the age of 50. As it is unlikely that you will notice your hearing loss, we recommend getting into the habit of testing your hearing so should it start to deteriorate it is picked up at the earliest opportunity.
Signs you should have a hearing test
If any of the following sound familiar it may be a sign that you or a loved one should get a hearing check:
- Do you ask others to repeat themselves?
- Does it appear that others are mumbling?
- Do you turn up the TV or radio louder than others would like?
- Is it more difficult to understand conversation in background noise?
- Are group conversations difficult for you?
- Do you struggle to hear on the telephone?
Did you know? Research has shown that hearing loss when left untreated is linked to increased risk of development of Cognitive Decline? Even a mild hearing loss can double the risk of Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.