Just like with your sight, our hearing can gradually change over time, but we don’t want it to affect the way you live your life. That is why, at Brownbills Optometrists, we are delighted to now offer a comprehensive hearing care service through The Hearing Care Partnership (THCP).
THCP employs fully qualified audiologists and shares our dedication to providing first-class professional care. THCP run clinics in our practice every week, offering services including:
If you, a friend or relative have concerns about hearing, please visit thcp.co.uk or call us for more information and to book an appointment.
Most people who experience hearing los as they get older so so because of wear and tear to the tiny hair cells in the inner ear. In the UK, more than 40% of people over 50 years old have hearing loss, rising to more than 70% of people over the age of 70. Other factors that can cause hearing loss include:
THCP recommends that you have a hearing test every two years, which they can provide free of charge.
A full hearing assessment with THCP will include:
THCP offer a comprehensive ear wax removal service, delivered by their trained professionals. Please note there is a charge for this service.
During your appointment, your wax removal clinician will choose the most suitable method for you based on your level of wax build-up, medical history, as well as the condition and position of earwax within your ear.
If you only have a small amount of earwax that’s built up near the entrance of your ear canal, manual removal is the best option. For this, a variety of tools may be used to safely remove wax from the ear canal.
The safest and cleanest way to remove earwax from moderately blocked ears is the microsuction method. A gentle procedure to remove excess wax from the ear canal.
This is safer, gentler, and more effective technology than the old ‘syringing’ method. With water irrigation, body temperature water is used to flush debris out of the ear canal at a low pressure. It’s ideal for removing larger quantities of ear wax.