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Private Audiology Services at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead in Glasgow.
The audiology specialists are supported by excellent facilities, modern technology and the highest standard of comfort and cleanliness available in order to provide you with fast, effective and bespoke treatment.
An Audiologist provides diagnosis, management and treatment for a wide range of hearing-related conditions, such as tinnitus, conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
You’ll be seen quickly by the right specialist in the right place, with plenty of time to go through every aspect of your treatment.
Book an initial appointment at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead comprehensive audiology facility today.
Audiology is a branch of medicine for the assessment, diagnosis and ongoing treatment of patients with hearing loss and balance-related disorders. Audiologists and ENT consultants also help to proactively prevent worsening of hearing loss with both treatments and lifestyle guidance.
Hearing loss can affect people of any age, from young children suffering from glue ear through to a wide range of age-related hearing loss conditions that become increasingly likely with age.
Types of hearing loss
ENT Consultants and Audiologists at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead regularly see patients suffering from:
Hearing tests provided by an expert audiologist is where most patients will begin, and this straightforward but incredibly useful test is done for a variety of reasons.
ENT consultants will often request tests from Audiologists for a routine hearing test when the patient has experienced:
Audiologists also provide hearing tests before and after surgical procedures for hearing loss. These tests help to determine the success of surgery and see what improvement has been made.
Oncologists will occasionally request hearing tests as treatments such as chemotherapy can affect hearing. An Oncologist may wish to assess the hearing of a patient undergoing chemotherapy before, during or after treatment to assess any loss of hearing as a result of the treatment.
If hearing aids are required, we offer a range of the latest hearing instruments, including custom-made in-the-ear devices, those for single-sided deafness or hearing loss and custom hearing protection for patients who have exposure to loud noises through their work or hobbies. Your Audiologist will lead a discussion with you to explain the pros, cons, and features of each hearing aid to ensure you are provided with the type that suits your needs and lifestyle.
If you’re suffering from a severe form of hearing loss and hearing aids are not suitable, then a procedure called a cochlear implant may be required. Your Audiologist would then refer you to the NHS for specialist treatment.
Routine employment tests - If you work in an environment where there is likely to be loud noise, your employer will often request a hearing test before you begin working there, and routinely every few years during the course of your employment to ensure your hearing is not being damaged by noise exposure.
Musicians’ monitors - Audiologists often see musicians who require monitor devices to provide both a monitoring function during performance as well as protection against loud noise.
Your Audiologist will take time to understand your symptoms and background, how your hearing loss is affecting you and what activities you are struggling with.
Depending on your reason for seeing the Audiologist, you’ll then go through a series of tests. Common tests that your Audiologist might carry out are:
During an audiometry hearing test you’ll be offered a seat in a special sound proof booth and provided with headphones. The Audiologist will sit outside the booth in front of you, and operate a device called an audiometer. This device allows your Audiologist to send tones through to your headphones so they can to test the degree of hearing loss. Your Audiologist will also be able to speak to you through the headphones to give you instructions and ask you questions.
Hearing tests are completely painless and usually last around 20 minutes. If you are accompanying your child for their hearing test, you can rest assured that the Audiologists at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead will ensure your child remains comfortable throughout the whole appointment.
Once the tests have been completed, and the results are ready, a follow-up appointment will be arranged with your Audiologist or consultant to discuss the results and determine the best form of condition management or treatment for you.
The type of treatment you will receive will be tailored to you and explained thoroughly. If further diagnostic tests or treatments are required, these will also be explained fully during your consultation to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
The leading Audiologists and ENT consultants work together with the wider hospital team to ensure you receive the best possible private care while at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead. They are there to comfort and reassure you from initial consultation and diagnosis to treatment and throughout your recovery.
We offer quick and easy access to investigative diagnostics and treatments with cutting-edge technology and modern facilities, including specialist audiology facilities and a state-of-the-art theatre for ENT surgery should it be required.
At Ross Hall Clinic Braehead, we are proud of the prompt, safe and high-quality care we are able to offer:
Our professional team is here to help you through every stage of your journey. Give us a call or book online today.