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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR CONSULTATION WITH O’GRADY’S HEARING CARE

At O’Grady’s, your 1st appointment for a hearing test is FREE OF CHARGE. This involves a comprehensive screening of your hearing.
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Our service is open to all adults who wish to have a Hearing Test and the 1st appointment is FREE of charge. We also carry out a full Puretone Test of your hearing and will discuss the results of the assessment with you straight away during that first appointment. During initial consultation, we will offer some advice on what your next steps may be. We can also assist clients with problems with their current hearing aids, including offering a quality repair service to help provide an immediate solution and instantly improve your quality of life to help you ‘Enjoy Hearing Again’.

Some of the main services provided by O’Grady’s Hearing Care are:

  • Puretone Audiometry Hearing Test, Tympanometry and Video Otoscopy.
  • Ear Wax Removal, Hearing Aid Fitting, Programming and Repairs to all models.
  • Custom-made, top quality Ear Moulds for Swimmers, Industrial Protection, Musicians and ears following operations.
  • A comprehensive aftercare service for you, making sure you enjoy hearing in the long term.
  • Grants are available from the Dept. of Social Protection to eligible persons.

Read below the steps to expect when visiting O’Grady’s about your hearing:

We will first ask you if you have any Symptoms relating to a hearing difficulty.

They may be:
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Previous, relevent medical problems

We will then do a Visual Examination of the Ear

This is done to check for:
  • Any discharge coming from the ear
  • Infection or fluid within the middle ear
  • Perforated Ear drum
  • Any build up of Ear Wax that may be blocking the ear canal

Next comes the Hearing Test.

The hearing test will be performed on both ears. During the test, you will be exposed to sounds at various volumes and frequencies. You listen to the sounds through a headset and respond when you hear them by pushing a button. Another test using a Tympanometer can also be done. Tympanometry measures the movement of the eardrum and the level of pressure behind it.

A Bone Conduction Test

A Bone Conduction Test is often carried out as part of a hearing test. Bone conduction measures how well your inner ear and hearing nerves are working. The vibrations from the vibrating probe go straight to the hearing nerve and bypass any problems in the ear canal, eardrum or hearing bones.

Your Result

Your Result will be plotted on an audiogram showing your test results for both ears. An audiogram can also make it easlier to determine what type of hearing loss you have. The type of hearing loss you have is important because it determines what help or treatment is most suitable for you.

Hearing Aid Technology

Technology continues to improve with the latest technology from world- leading manufacturers like Siemens, Unitron and Starkey and Widex.

Hearing loss has now become more noticeable than a hearing aid!

As an independent hearing practice, with 30 years experience in the hearing industry, O’Grady’s Hearing Care have the ability to deal with the appropriate manufacturer we see most suitable to your hearing needs. This allows us to choose the best products from each manufacturer and offer them through our practice.

Improve your hearing and your quality of life by visiting us today!

Some of our hearing aid ranges

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