Our better hearing guide

10 steps to better hearing

It’s not always easy to recognise the symptoms of hearing loss, but there are steps you can take to improve your hearing health that can have an impact in just a few weeks. We’ve detailed 10 steps to better hearing below for easy reference.

1. Understand your hearing abilities

It's important to find out how your hearing works. What situations do you experience difficulties hearing? Speak to a friend or family member as they can help you. Having someone there for support can be of great help and they may have noticed things that you haven’t. Learn about the digital innovation of hearing aids and how they can help you to hear better in the situations and environments you struggle with the most.

2. Seek expert advice

Amplifon are a community of world class experts with over 65 years experience, guiding you, our customers, to the most suitable hearing solution to improve your hearing experience.  We are the forerunners in adopting innovative technology, delivering superior customer service and digital innovation throughout your journey with National Hearing Care. Our worldwide network of professional audiologists and audiometrists have helped millions of people in over 20 countries rediscover the world of sound.

3. Recognise changes in your hearing

Exposure to loud noises, as well as the natural ageing process, can both lead to changes in your hearing. It’s not always easy to recognise the symptoms of hearing loss or what type of hearing loss you may have. If you’ve noticed changes in your hearing, book a free, no-obligation hearing test at National Hearing Care. This will give you the opportunity to find out more about the health of your ears and your hearing, and what the next steps are. Alternatively you could take our online hearing test.

If you’re concerned about your hearing, our professional audiologists and audiometrists will take the time to listen carefully, and provide you with the confidence and expert knowledge of how we can help you improve your hearing health.

4. Have your hearing questions answered

Our expert audiologists and audiometrists understand the importance of looking after your hearing health. Your local National Hearing Care experts will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you and talk you through what happens next, giving you confidence in how we can look after you and your hearing needs now and in the future.

5. Attend your free hearing test

When you attend your hearing test appointment, your local expert audiologist or audiometrist can help you address your hearing concerns. We will take time to listen and understand more about the situations and environments where you are experiencing difficulties hearing, whether that's day to day activities or certain situations. We'll be there to support you through your journey and evolving hearing needs.

The testing process is comprehensive and uses the latest hearing testing technology. You can expect to be with us for around one hour. We will discuss your hearing history, complete a lifestyle questionnaire, an ear examination and a mixture of speech and audiometric tests so that we can fully understand your hearing needs.

 

6. Find the right hearing aid for you

As the forerunners in adopting the latest digital technology, we will provide you with a selection of hearing aids that use the very latest features and connections, giving you a seamless listening experience. There are a wide variety of styles and models, each with varying levels of pioneering technology, that will give you a listening experience completely tailored for you and your hearing needs.

7. Experience a new world of sound

During your hearing test, our expert audiologists or audiometrists will demonstrate a range of suitable hearing solutions tailored just for you and explain how each of them work, giving you confidence in its ability to help you hear better again. You can try them on and see which models and styles you feel most comfortable with.


Experiencing the sounds around you that you may have missed out on can be really exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Our hearing professionals are always on hand should you have any questions or need any support.

8. Start your new listening experience

The world around you becomes more exciting when you immerse yourself in the world of sound. Our audiologists and audiometrists enjoy hearing about how you have regained confidence in taking an active role in conversations, and being able to rediscover the things you enjoy the most as a result of better hearing. 


Upon placing your hearing solution order with your audiologist or audiometrist, they will talk through what happens next, and how National Hearing Care will continue to support you through your evolving hearing journey. If you are placing an order for an In the ear canal (ITC/CIC) hearing aid, a personalised mould will need to be taken of your ear. It only takes a few minutes and is neither painful or uncomfortable.

9. Attend a hearing aid fitting

You can expect your new life changing hearing solution to be ready within 14 days, depending on any specific requirements you may have. Upon arrival at your local clinic, your audiologist or audiometrist will fit your hearing aids and show you how to place them in your ears yourself, so that when you leave the clinic you feel confident in your new hearing solution.

As part of joining the National Hearing Care family, your audiologist or audiometrist will explain your programme of Lifetime Aftercare. This programme is where we will manage your hearing experience so that your hearing solution continues to perform at its optimum level.

Your audiologist or audiometrist will also demonstrate and explain how to take care and maintain your hearing aids for optimal performance. Changing batteries and knowing when they need replacing will also be explained, with the opportunity to ask any questions you need to.

 

10. Receive lifetime support

You can expect our experts to care for your hearing health now and in the future to ensure that we continue to enrich your life. With state of the art digital technology and high performing listening experiences, we will keep you connected to conversations in the world around you.

Our unrivalled lifetime aftercare programme includes regular assessments and evaluations of your hearing health. Experience expert support and advice when you need it, and demonstrations of the latest innovative hearing aid technology, which ensures you continue to get the most out of your hearing and your hearing solution.  

As part of your aftercare appointments, you'll have access to our 5-Star Service Check, as well as continued support and advice when you need it.

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