Adult Hearing Assessment

Solution for your difficulties

Audiological assessment

All audiological assessments are carried out by our Masters Qualified Audiologists. The audiological assessment examines the ears and the hearing system with a full explanation of tests and results given.

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audiological assessment
audiological assessment
audiological assessment
What we offer

The right test for you

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Otoscopy is a visual examination of the outer ear, ear canal and ear drum. Video otoscopy is available at the clinic allows patients to see their own ear drums.


Tympanometry examines the middle ear and is used to detect conditions such as the middle ear fluid (glue ear) and eustachian tube dysfunction.

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hearing assessment

Pure tone audiometry

Pure tone audiometry assesses your hearing. Patients are given a button and have headphones placed over their ears. Patients are asked to press the button each time they hear a tone. The tones start off loud and get quieter and test the quietest sounds people can hear.

Explanation of results and recommendations

The results of the hearing assessment are explained thoroughly regarding appropriate recommendations for the type of digital hearing aids.

Explanation of results
Adult Hearing Assessment

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is when most commonly there is a gradual decrease in how well you hear. It is one of the most common conditions that affect older and elderly adults. Nearly 1 in 3 people between the age of 65 and 75 has hearing loss. Approximately 50% of people over 75 have difficulty in hearing. Hearing loss makes it difficult to enjoy talking with family and friends. This can be frustrating, embarrassing and even dangerous.

Adult Hearing Assessment

Signs of hearing loss

Hearing loss is most commonly gradual over a period of years. One can suspect hearing loss if they experience any of the signs below:

  • Difficulty understanding speech in group or in the background noise
  • Ask people to repeat frequently
  • Think other people sound muffled, don’t speak distinctly or as if they are mumbling
  • Turns up TV or radio to higher volume
  • Lip read or watch people’s face when they talk to you
  • Tinnitus or ringing in your ears
  • Becoming withdrawn from social situations and general conversation

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degree of hearing loss

At Cork Hearing Clinic a full explanation of the type and degree of hearing loss present is explained at your appointment