10 steps to better hearing
It’s not always that easy to recognise the symptoms of hearing loss, but there are steps you can take to improve your hearing health that can have impact in just a few weeks. We’ve detailed below 10 steps to better hearing for easy reference.
1. Importance of research
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. We can help you rediscover the small pleasures of hearing in full colour.
2. Reassure yourself with expert advice and support
Amplifon are a community of world class experts with over 65 years experience who are guiding you, our customers to the most suitable hearing solution to improve your hearing experience. We are forerunners in adopting innovative technology who can deliver superior customer service and digital innovation throughout your journey with Amplifon. Our worldwide network of Professional Audiologists have been help millions of people in over 20 countries rediscover the world of sound.
3. Recognising changes in your hearing
Exposure to loud noises and 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 loss you may have. If you’ve noticed changes in your hearing; the most natural place to start is by booking a free no obligation hearing test. 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. Aternatively you could take our online hearing test.
If you’re concerned about your hearing, our professional Audiologists will take the time to listen carefully to provide you with the confidence and expert knowledge of how we can help you stay connected o the world around you.
4. Your questions answered
With over 65 years experience in helping people rediscover the small pleasures of hearing our expert Audiologists understand the importance of looking after your hearing health.
Your local Amplifon expert 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. Attending your hearing test
When you attend you hearing test appointment, your local expert Audiologist can help you address you 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 testing technology. You can expect to be with us for around 1 hour and 20 minutes. 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.
You can watch our ‘What happens during a hearing test’ video here.
6. Tailored solutions just for you
As forerunners in adopting the latest digital technology, we have the ablility to provide you with a selection of hearing aids using the very latest features and connections to give you seamless listening experience. There are a wide variety of styles and models each with varying levels of pioneering technology to give you a listening experience that is completely tailored for you and your hearing needs.
7. Experience a new world of sound
During your hearing test, our expert Audiologists 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 regain harmony with the world again. You can try them on and see which models and styles you feel most comfortable with.
You'll have the opportunity to take a pair of digital hearing aids away on our free trial so you can dive in and hear and experience the sounds you may have missed out on whilst you are in your own environment.
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 during your trial period.
8. Taking the next step to a new listening experience
The world around you becomes more exciting when you immerse yourself in the world of sound. Our expert Audiologists really enjoy hearing about how you've regained confidnce in taking an active role in conversations as well as being able to listen rediscover the things you enjoy the most. We invite you to come and tell us!
Upon placing your hearing solution order with your Audiologist, they will talk through what happens next and how Amplifon will ocntinue to support you through your evolving hearing journey. If you are placing an order for an In-the-ear (ITE) solution, a personalised mould will need be taken of your ear. It only takes a few minutes and is neither painful or uncomfortable.
9. Your hearing solution fitting
You can expect your new life changing hearing solution to be ready within fourteen days depending on any specific requirements you may have.
On arrival at your local store, your Audiologist will fit your hearing aids and show you how to place them in your ears yourself, so that when you leave the store you feel confident in your new hearing solution.
As part of joining the Amplifon family, your Audiologist 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 it's optimm level.
Your Audiologist 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. Your hearing future
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 epxeriences that keep you connected to conversations in the world around you.
Our unrivalled lifetime aftercare programme includes regular assessments and evaluations of your hearing health. Expert support and advice when you need it and demonstrations of 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 conticontinued suppport and advice when you need it.
What’s included in a 5* Service Check?
- Cleaning or replacing tubing and adjusting your hearing aid contacts
- Cleaning the hearing aid casing and microphone duct
- Checking for acoustic feedback
- Checking your hearing aid performance
- A free pack of hearing aid batteries
As digital hearing technology shows no end to it's evolving capabilities we’ll also be able to share with you new innovative technology with full demonstrations.
Assessing your hearing on a regular basis will ensure that we are aware of any changes and to conytinue to provide you with the best listening experience possible.
If you need to contact your Audiologist in between appointments, your local store will be more than happy to arrange an appointment for you to discuss any hearing problems you may be experiencing.