Hearing Test

For all NHS Hearing Clinic bookings and enquiries please call: 0845 017 9085 or email hearingcare@minor-ops.co.uk

Do you think you have hearing loss?
If the answer is yes, then you may benefit from having hearing aids that are provided free of charge on the NHS.

We offer a local NHS hearing aid assessment and fitting service. Your free hearing centre would be provided by Minor Ops Audiology – NHS contractors.

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

  • Misunderstanding conversation
  • Loss of confidence
  • Avoiding group meetings, social occasions or family gatherings where listening may be difficult
  • Asking others to repeat themselves
  • Difficulty hearing TV, radio or telephone
  • Difficulty hearing in public gatherings, concert halls – distant sound sources

Causes of Hearing Loss

It can happen at any age, and can be due to:

  • Natural ageing process
  • Exposure to loud or constant noise
  • Illness or complications at birth
  • Toxic medication
  • Ear infection
  • Trauma
  • Injury

Types of Hearing Loss

  • Conductive Hearing Loss – disorder of the outer and/or middle ear which results in difficulties in hearing. This is commonly treated medically or through ear surgery.
  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss – disorder of the inner ear. Such hearing loss is irreversible. Tremendous advances in hearing instrument technology enable most patients to be significantly rehabilitated.
  • Mixed Hearing Loss – contains elements of both Conductive and Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

If you feel your hearing is deteriorating, ask to see your GP. He will examine your eyes to exclude any problems like a build-up of wax. If all is well, but your hearing is still impaired, your GP can refer you to have a full hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting at Simon Berry Optometrist.

The Testing Room

Hearing Centre of Excellence

Minor Ops Room 1
All of our hearing aid audiologists receive ongoing, up-to-the-minute training at our Hearing Centre of Excellence, keeping them up-to-date with the latest hearing aid technology, current audiological trends and the best practice aftercare support processes.

Quality Product, Value For Money and Professional Service

David Ormerod Hearing Centres have been providing a hearing care and support service for over 40 years and we continue to remain at the forefront of hearing aid technology, offering the very best possible hearing care and support service to our clients.

Approved Quality Standards

All of our hearing aid audiologists receive ongoing, up-to-the-minute training at our Hearing Centre of Excellence, keeping them up-to-date with the latest hearing aid technology, current audiological trends and the best practice aftercare support processes.

The Company operates NHS approved quality standards and provides a full aftercare programme.

Professional Service

The proprietors of the Company are members of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists.

Professional Unbiased Advice

David Ormerod Hearing Centres can offer hearing aids from all leading manufacturers.