Make your own choices, in your own time.

Consultations can take place in a local hearing centre or in your own home. They are free, with no commitment to buy hearing aids.

Below is a step-by-step guide to our free hearing assessments.

Some people ask why a hearing test is necessary before you are fitted with hearing aids

The reason is simple. Normally you would have an eye test before buying spectacles to correct poor eyesight.

Just as your eyesight may differ from your friend's or partner's, your hearing quality is individual to you.

Without a prescription for your hearing, it is unlikely we can recommend the right hearing aids and set them up to correct it.
The first step is our online hearing test
The first step in your journey to better hearing starts with a hearing assessment. We understand that the thought of a hearing assessment is extremely daunting - which is exactly why we have designed an online hearing test to help you. It only takes ten minutes and is non-invasive. If you find from our online hearing test that you could have a hearing loss, you can book an appointment to see one of our hearing aid audiologists for a full assessment. 

The second step is booking a hearing appointment
You aren't alone in taking the leap into booking an appointment to have your hearing assessed, we know it can seem difficult which is why here at bloom, we want to make it as easy as possible for you. 

Not only do we offer free full consultations in all of our locations, but we also travel to your home for a free home visit to make your hearing assessment more convenient and comfortable for you. 

If you do choose to have a hearing assessment in one of our locations, we do advise that you come along with a loved one. This could be a friend or family member. We advise this because there can be a lot of information to take in and hearing issues are more than often noticed by those who are close to you. 

We will have an informal chat with you to understand your hearing issues and a series of 'medical' questions to indicate whether any medical issues could be affecting your hearing, which may require an NHS referral.

A range of hearing tests will be conducted to determine the nature and extent of any hearing loss you may have and if you do have a hearing loss, any findings and results will be discussed in easy and relevant terms and if you do have a  hearing loss, your hearing aid audiologist will be able to explain why you can hear certain sounds and not hear other sounds or registers. 

The benefits of using hearing aids and how they'll improve your hearing will be discussed as well as the models that we offer and the technology that they have that will help you with your hearing. 

From here, a fitting appointment will be booked. 

Want to know what an in-branch hearing appointment looks like?  Watch the video below: