Audiology is the specialty responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hearing loss and balance problems.
The Audiology department offers a comprehensive range of complex diagnostic tests involving hearing/ balance issues. We work closely with Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) consultants and Audiovestibular Physicians to ensure the accuracy and precision of the diagnosis related to your hearing condition.
For a standard hearing test (Pure tone audiogram and Tympanometry), there is no need for referral. For more complex tests, a referral from a GP, ENT, or Audiovestibular physician is required. Once we receive the referral, the appointment is usually booked in the same week, at your convenience, without waiting time.
As part of the appointment, the specialist audiologist will investigate your clinical history, perform the relevant audiological tests and interpret the results, which will be explained to you and the referring doctor or GP through a written report. Recommendations regarding further referrals may also be made based on the results.
The tests are conducted in a custom-built, sound-proofed suite of rooms.
We offer the following investigations:
- Pure tone audiometry, including extended high-frequencies
- Tympanometry (middle ear function test) and acoustic reflex testing (ipsi)
- Speech tests (speech recognition test in quiet and with background noise)
- Uncomfortable loudness levels and Tinnitus Matching
- Vestibular investigation, including Videonystagmography (VNG) and Calorics
- Dix Hallpike test + Epley reposition manoeuvre
In addition to hearing and vestibular tests, we can also arrange hearing aid and wax removal appointments, for more information on the services we provide, contact the clinic on 020 7460 5771
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