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Exeter audiologists embrace personalised ear health

29 September, 2016
Specsavers Audiologists in Exeter now use video otoscope technology

The store have invested in new video otoscope technology to provide a more personalised and all-encompassing experience for health checks of customers’ ears.

Insightful technology

The video otoscope is a small camera which is inserted into the ear that enables our audiologists to project images of the ear onto a screen so that customers can see for themselves how healthy their ears are. This recording is kept on file to help keep track of any changes to the health of their ears over time.

Real Ear Measurements also allow for a more personalised approach to treatment, with exact ear measurements taken to ensure the level of amplification programmed into hearing aids is at the optimum level for each individual.

Personalised health checks

Donna Morgan, hearing director, said: ‘The video otoscope is used as a tool to assess the health of a person’s ear canal and eardrum. We look for ‘landmarks’ in the ear, such as a healthy blood supply into the eardrum, and identify any abnormalities or scar tissue.

‘By providing a personal, visual hearing check, hearing loss doesn’t need to be such a daunting prospect.’

Specsavers recommends that anyone over the age of 55 has a hearing test every year as part of a regular health care routine.

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