Questions to ask your Isle of Man hearing professional

We understand that you will have many questions about your hearing loss and the implications. We are here to answer these queries, address your concerns and above all to ensure you receive the best solution for you. Print out the below list of questions, add any of your own, and you’ll be well prepared to find out what you really want to know when you visit a hearing professional.

1What kind of hearing loss do I have?

With our 20 years of experience, and having diagnosed thousands of patients, we will give you a complete hearing diagnostic, explaining what type of hearing loss you may (or may not) have – and an array of the most suitable solutions available to treat it for you.

2Is it medically treatable?

In some circumstances, yes. Each patient is individual and we will always make sure your best interests are our main priority.

3Is there anyone else I should see about this?

On occasions, yes. We work closely with GPs and other medical professionals. Your long term hearing healthcare is the most important factor. We are always happy to share, discuss and debate our findings with other leading medical experts – not only liaising with Island specialists but also with those based internationally.

4What are the results of my hearing tests? What’s my hearing threshold?

We have developed a simple and easy way for every patient to fully understand their own results. It is a crucial part of the consultation. We normally only recommend a course of treatment if a patient has a loss over 25% of their hearing. We are proud of our consultations and are always available to answer any questions or address any concerns you, your partner or your family may have.

5Are there specific frequencies or types of sound I have more trouble with than others?

We always assess your full range of frequencies – from the low, deep powerful ones all the way up to the very high-pitched sounds. Once these have all been collated, then we take our time for you to fully understand the level that you can hear at each frequency.

6Is there anything I can do on my own to hear better?

Of course, we will give you a plethora of tips and techniques to enable you to take care and protect your valuable hearing.  These will be ongoing.

7What are my treatment options?

There are a number of options open to each patient. You may have a hearing loss which is less than 25%, in which case we will re-assess you in 12 months time.  You may require wax removal and we can do this quickly, harmlessly and free of charge via our in-house ear irrigation solutions.  If a medical treatment is required, then we will refer you on to the relevant medical professional and explain all the processes to you.  If you would benefit from one of the very latest, lightweight, discreet and comfortable hearing solutions then we will demonstrate the benefits that these can offer.

8Can I prevent further hearing loss?

Once we fully understand your lifestyle we can advise you how to protect and take care of your natural hearing.  The most modern of hearing solutions have been repeatedly proven to alleviate the stress and strain on patients’ remaining hearing – helping to prevent further deterioration.