What is Audiology?

Audiology is the study of hearing, balance and ear related disorders. By testing an audiologist looks to create strategies to prevent hearing loss, or treat it using hearing aids.

Who can benefit from it?

While over 16% of the population has significant hearing loss, our Audiologist tends generally to see older patients, but having a hearing test can be important occupationally, and ear wax can be a problem for the young.

Services Offered

Ear Wax Removal

If Ear Wax is not causing any problems, it is best left alone. The ear is self-cleaning and the wax should clear naturally, so it is unnecessary to try to remove the wax yourself. As the old adage says ‘nothing smaller than your elbow should go in your ear!”

However, earwax may build up, particularly if it is very dry or if the person has narrow or hairy ear canals. Wax may also build up if it has been pushed down the canal by cotton buds, hearing aids, hair clips, or other implements. This can irritate the ear canal or strip it of its natural oils and causing it to feel itchy. When water gets into the ear during swimming or showering this may cause the wax to expand, this ‘blockage’ in the ear can give or increase the perception of tinnitus.

This is usually resolved by removing the wax.

If the wax build-up is causing deafness, problems with hearing aids, or is uncomfortable, it may need to be removed.

We can assess and remove the wax safely using Microsuction.

Hearing Tests

We believe that hearing health care should be as important as eye and dental care. Regular check-ups are important as with many things, having a health check and being proactive can benefit us all long term. Communication is the foundation of human interaction and so ‘To listen, you must first hear’.

Hearing Aids; Fittings

Summertown Audiology has invested in the latest testing equipment and software and is always at the forefront of hearing aid technology and research on hearing care.
We are not tied to any one supplier and are truly independent so our advice is bespoke and tailored to the individual patient’s needs. We can source hearing aids for the world’s leading manufacturers of hearing instruments.
This includes, but is not limited to, GNResound, Phonak, Starkey and Widex. All of whom Samantha has worked with for over 30 years.

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Our Audiologists are available at the clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and you can make an appointment online or by calling 01865 306640

Not sure if audiology is right for you? Request a call back to speak to one of our experts

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