Audiology and Hearing Aids

audiology and hearing aidsAudiology, (derived from the Latin audire, to hear) is the branch of social science that studies hearing, balance and related disorders.

It’s practitioners who treat those with hearing loss and pro-actively prevent related damage are audiologists. Persons specialising in hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation are registered hearing aid dispensers.

Hearing loss affects about 1 in 5 of the population and 50% of people over the age of 60 have a hearing loss (presbyacusis). Also, on average it takes people 7 years from the time they think they might have a hearing loss to the time they actually seek treatment.

Hearing loss greatly affects your ability to communicate and can seriously affect your quality of life. With the advances in hearing aid technology, we can now help more people than ever to hearing better and keep you connected to life.


At the Specialist Medical Clinic our registered hearing aid dispenser, Alan Stone, offers:


  • Free computerised hearing tests
  • Independent advise on all aspects of hearing loss
  • Dispensing and fitting of quality digital hearing aids
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation and aftercare service
  • Repairs to all makes of hearing aids
  • Specialist ear mould fittings and swim plugs
  • Noise protection products
  • Batteries and hearing aid cleaning accessories


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