We know that for some of our patients it is not always possible to attend one of our clinics for a hearing test or ear wax removal. You may have medical or mobility issues or you may require greater assistance that makes coming to one of our Centres in Sussex difficult, so let us bring our expertise to you. We offer a free visit to you in your home at a time convenient to you.
During the home visit our expert audiologists will complete a thorough assessment of your current hearing and will evaluate the challenges you face with hearing loss. Convenient and stress-free, you can book a home visit with us that fits in with your lifestyle. On home visits we are able undertake the following:
Micro-suction Ear Wax Removal and Video Otoscopy @£150
If you would like a free hearing test after micro-suction let us know when booking so we can allow time for this.
Our home visits service is designed to meet the needs of our patients which are immobile, have health problems and cannot travel to our Clinics. Even if you are shielding we can offer you our home visiting service with one of our audiologists who will be wearing suitable PPE outfits and single use items.
Our home visit services and procedures have been adapted and are constantly reviewed using the government's audiology guidelines and the UK's audiology professional bodies - so our audiologists and you are kept as safe as possible.
You may wish to have a family member, friend or carer with you during your hearing test at home so we can assess you hearing history and current hearing needs as much as possible.
Our audiologist will take a look into your ears using an otoscope to check if wax may be affecting your hearing. If clear and healthy we will begin the hearing test by placing a set of headphones over your ears to monitor hearing in each ear. Once we have the audiogram results and history we will discuss your lifestyle, the technology and style you require before discussing the appropriate hearing aids for you. Sussex Audiology is independent in its choice of hearing aids and will help you attain the most suitable hearing device which may be rechargeable or have blue tooth connectivity for phones if required. What we will make sure is that it is a simple set up that works.
If you chose a hearing aid or a pair and any accessories such as TV connectors, one of our hearing specialists will bring them to your home, making sure it fits you properly and sounds correct and will talk you through how to use it effectively and look after it. Sussex Audiology will also arrange any future check-ups, maintenance visits, adjustments and annual hearing tests.
We offer Micro-suction ear wax removal in the comfort of your home.
Excessive and impacted wax can completely block the ear canal and can cause a degree of hearing loss. Some people produce and retain more ear wax than others and may need to have it cleared regularly.
With a video otoscope we will capture images of your ear canal and ear drum before and after micro-suction. A specialised procedure using a fine, low-pressure suction device, micro-suction is the safest, most effective and comfortable method of removing earwax.
The results of a micro-suction treatment are instantaneous and you should be able to hear the difference immediately following your appointment.
Before your appointment, please apply a wax softening preparation (either drops of olive oil (Earol) or Sodium Bicarbonate drops). Apply twice a day for a week leading up to your appointment. We will not be able to proceed if the wax is not softened.