Specsavers Audiologists in Yeovil now use video otoscope technology to provide a more personalised and all-encompassing experience for health checks of customers’ ears.
The video otoscope is a small camera which is inserted into the ear to enable audiologists at the store 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.
Overall ear health check
Wendy Black, hearing director, said: ‘The video otoscope helps 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. We also identify any abnormalities or scar tissue which can often be caused when attempting to clean our ears with cotton buds or other household items, which could cause long term damage.
Specsavers recommends that anyone over the age of 55 has a hearing test every year as part of a regular health care routine.