Free hearing tests

Better hearing

Whenever we visit a G.P. it can always be an unsettling and worrying experience. Do not be concerned, it is not like that with a hearing test. Of course, nobody wants to be told that they have hearing loss that may require further investigation by a G.P. or being fitted with hearing aids.

However, things could be far worse and if you look at the positive side of the situation, being able to hear clearly again gives everyone, yourself, your family and friends, a better quality of life. No more saying Pardon! No more answering questions incorrectly and feeling uncomfortable.

So what is involved in taking an audiometric hearing test?

The hearing test process – step one

The first step is to take some personal details and carry out an inspection of the ear canals to ensure that there is not an underlying hearing problem that requires referral to a G.P. such as impacted wax.

Once this has been completed, we need to determine with whom and what you are having the most difficulty hearing.; we then perform an audiometric hearing test.   This involves placing head phones over both ears and playing various tones into your ears and asking you to press a button every time you ear the tone, no matter how faint it is.

If you don’t hear the tone, don’t press.  Gradually, we reduce the volume level until you can no longer hear the tone and we know you have not heard it because you have not pressed the button.

When we get to this point, it is what we term ‘Your Threshold of Hearing.’

The hearing test process – step two

The second test involves placing a unit called a bone conductor on the back of your ears and carrying out the same procedure as above.

The hearing test process – step three

On the third and final test, again, we use the headphones.  However, this time, instead of turning the volume down, we turn the volume of the tone up and ask you to press the button if the tone becomes uncomfortably loud.

When these tests are complete, we then compare your threshold of hearing to someone who has an average normal threshold of hearing.  The difference between the two denotes the type and degree of hearing loss that you have.

If we then feel that referral is not required and that fitting hearing aids would be of invaluable help, we can then advise you about which laboratory to choose to build hearing aids for you.  We can show you the types and styles of hearing aids available, in the ear or behind the ear, and what functions the hearing aids have, for example, rechargeable systems and aids with smart phone compatibility.

This is followed by fitting a pair of demonstration hearing aids so you can experience the quality of life that clearer hearing offers.

The hidden risks of hearing loss

Hearing loss is almost always a gradual process and we say to everyone who has a hearing test with us, if you went to bed with normal hearing and woke up the next morning with your present hearing loss, you would feel as though the world had caved in.

In addition, there is a growing body of evidence that links hearing loss to the onset of dementia.  In addition to dementia, a study from John Hopkins has revealed that hearing loss is also linked with walking problems and falls.  The study can be found at – The hidden risks of hearing loss – John Hopkins

Clearer hearing is vital to your overall health and wellbeing; book your free hearing test today!

Don’t take our word for it, hear what our customers say

See what some of them have to say about us, we take our work seriously and want our clients to be happy.

Stuart & Linda

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Robert for all he has done for me and my wife, Linda. You have gone out of your way to visit and reassure us with total professionalism and expertise.
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2020-09-05T14:30:14+01:00
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Robert for all he has done for me and my wife, Linda. You have gone out of your way to visit and reassure us with total professionalism and expertise.

Mrs S Waldie, Morecambe

Since having my new hearing aid fitted my tinitus has greatly improved. I could not recommend The Private Hearing Aid Company highly enough.
Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
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2020-09-05T14:31:27+01:00
Since having my new hearing aid fitted my tinitus has greatly improved. I could not recommend The Private Hearing Aid Company highly enough.

Mr J Waldie, Morecambe

My new hearing aid has enabled me to enjoy the television and radio; it has allowed me to realise what I was previously missing out on.
Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
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2020-09-05T14:31:51+01:00
My new hearing aid has enabled me to enjoy the television and radio; it has allowed me to realise what I was previously missing out on.

Ruth & Tony Berry

Both my wife and I have bought hearing aids from Robert some time ago, very professional with testing and excellent after sales service, nothing is to much trouble. Thank you Robert and your team.
Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
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2020-09-05T13:38:00+01:00
Both my wife and I have bought hearing aids from Robert some time ago, very professional with testing and excellent after sales service, nothing is to much trouble. Thank you Robert and your team.

Chris Tattersall

I was well advised and well attended to and the outcome has given me a better life. It is a joy and a pleasure to recommend this company.
Hearing aids for Blackpool, Morecambe, Lytham, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
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2020-09-05T16:48:45+01:00
I was well advised and well attended to and the outcome has given me a better life. It is a joy and a pleasure to recommend this company.
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Our core hearing services

We supply a range from the leading hearing aid manufacturers

As an independent hearing aid dispenser, we are able to select the most appropriate product for your own hearing requirements from a range of market leading hearing equipment manufacturers.

An individual service

We offer an individual service for every client and patient satisfaction is our priority.

Free hearing tests in your own home

These can be conducted in the comfort of your own home or at one of our consulting rooms – whichever you prefer.

Satisfaction guaranteed

Following delivery our hearing aid audiologist then makes a minimum of three further visits over the next three weeks to ensure that you are fully satisfied.

A friendly, local service

However, we feel this is only the start of our ongoing service and commitment to you. If you have any further questions, we are available at any one of our offices or at one of our frequent open days held locally. Over and above this, our friendly service extends to the comfort of your own home when required.

Some of the services we offer

  • Audiometric hearing tests
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing loss advice
  • Calibrated audiometers
  • Program hearing aids
  • Hearing rehabilitation
  • Wax loop tools
  • Microphones
  • Hearing aid cleaning
  • Cleaning brushes
  • Batteries
  • Wax traps
  • Dry aid cups and capsules
  • Cleaning spray
  • Sterilization wipes
  • Cleansing tablets
  • Hearing aid sales
  • Discrete hearing aids
  • Hearing aid fitting
  • Ear Defenders
  • Ear hygiene
  • Hearing aid advice
  • Swim moulds
  • Tinnitus help
  • Hearing aid repairs
  • Vertigo advice
  • Servicing hearing aids
  • Cleaning hearing aids
  • Battery fitting
  • Bluetooth hearing aids
  • TV connection
  • Telephone connection
  • Charging advice
  • Rechargeable hearing aids

Local and regional hearing loss services

We offer a professional service that includes free hearing tests, expert fitting and excellent aftercare. You can arrange an appointment either in one of our consulting rooms or in the convenience of your own home.

We operate in Lancashire and can call upon many years of experience in providing all manner of hearing loss advice and solutions. If you need weekly rehabilitation visits for hearing aid programming, advice on how to fit your hearing aids, how to get the best out of your hearing aids, cleaning and servicing hearing aids, advice on how to best charge your hearing aids, how to fit the batteries correctly, support on connection of your hearing aids to remote controls, support on connecting your hearing aids to smart phones, television streamers and remote microphones and continuing service support.

Whenever and wherever required; contact us for service carried out by qualified and experienced hearing aid audiologist, The Private Hearing Aid Company are prepared and able to undertake that service.

Some of the locations we cover

  • abbeystead
  • aldcliffe
  • aughton
  • bailrigg
  • barton
  • bay horse
  • bay horse
  • beetham
  • bilsborrow
  • blackpool
  • bolton le sands
  • borwick
  • broughton
  • burrow
  • calder vale
  • cantsfield
  • capernwray
  • carnforth
  • caton
  • catterall
  • churchtown
  • cloughton
  • cockerham
  • conder green
  • dalton
  • docker
  • dolphinholme
  • ellel
  • elswick
  • fleetwood
  • forton
  • freckleton
  • galgate
  • garstang
  • glasson dock
  • goosnargh
  • great eccleston
  • gressingham
  • grimsargh
  • hala
  • hale
  • halton
  • halton on lune
  • hambleton
  • heaton
  • hest bank
  • heysham
  • hornby
  • inskip
  • kirkham
  • knott-end-on-sea
  • lancaster
  • little eccleston
  • longridge
  • lytham st. annes
  • melling
  • middleton
  • millhead
  • morecambe
  • nateby
  • nether kellet
  • newlands
  • oakenclough
  • over kellet
  • overton
  • pilling
  • poulton le fylde
  • preesall
  • quernmore
  • sandside
  • scorton
  • silverdale
  • singleton
  • skerton
  • slyne
  • micheals on wyre
  • stalmine
  • stodday
  • tewitfiled
  • the trough of bowland
  • thornton-cleveleys
  • tunstall
  • warton
  • weeton
  • wray
  • wrayton
  • wrea green
  • yealand