Specsavers Connswater recently celebrated its first anniversary in its much larger new premises within the east Belfast shopping centre. Whilst Specsavers’ comprehensive eyecare offering is well known people are often surprised to learn about their extensive hearcare expertise.
Dedicated hearing centre
Following significant investment Specsavers Connswater now has a dedicated hearing centre equipped with a specialist soundproof room and booth for hearing testing. Hearcare Services are delivered by audiologist Sue Carter supported by Hearcare Assistant Laura Gouldie and Hearcare Champion Bryan Kirkpatrick.
Hearing loss is very common
Sue explains, ‘Hearing loss is surprisingly common, affecting 1 in 6 adults in the UK. It can be a very isolating and worrying condition but the good news is that Specsavers can provide everything needed for better hearing.’
Free 3 minute hearing test
‘If you’re not sure whether you have a hearing problem we advise patients to have our free 3-minute hearing check to find out. Then if you need a full hearing test our hearing care professional provides that as well. It’s also free and takes about an hour. We then discuss the results and explain the range of hearing assistance available if that is required.’
Same day hearing aids
The choice of hearing aids can be overwhelming but at Specsavers Connswater Sue and her team help the patient find a solution that best meets his/her needs, lifestyle and budget. In many cases hearing aids can be fitted on the same day as the hearing test. Follow up appointments and aftercare are all part of the service and are also free of charge for as long as they’re needed.