Referral

Referral to our services is easy and you do not require a G.P referral. You can self-refer via one of our drop-in triage clinics. Here you will have an opportunity to talk to a member of our team about your hearing difficulties and they can organise appointments for you.

A hearing test is a simple procedure undertaken at Eaglestone Health Centre. There are some videos available online, which go through what happens in a hearing test appointment. For instance, here is an example of one.

If you require hearing aids, you will be shown which Siemens digital hearing aid type best suits your hearing loss and dexerity and given a choice of colours:

Siemens opening fitted hearing aids using lifetubes

Siemens opening fitted hearing aids using lifetubes

Siemens moulded hearing aid

Siemens moulded hearing aid

Siemens behind the ear hearing aids

Siemens behind the ear hearing aids

Following the hearing test, some people do not proceed to having hearing aids. This could be for the following reasons:

  • Hearing loss is not sufficient to warrant hearing aids
  • You may wish to take your time to think about it. You may take as long as you want and come back to us when you're ready.
  • The hearing test has shown abnormalities in the hearing, which may require a medical opinion. You may be referred back to your GP or to the Community Ear Nose Throat (ENT) team.¬†
  • Excessive wax present in your ear means a wax removal appointment will need to be organised before a hearing aid can be fitted.

Once your hearing aid has been fitted, we will not be in contact again. If you do experience problems with your hearing aid, do the following before contacting us: