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Audiology

Your private hearing specialists in Manchester

Audiology is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance problems. A person who specialises in this area is a Clinical Audiologist.

Whether you are experiencing balance problems, ringing in your ears (tinnitus), difficulty hearing speech in a noisy environment or any type of hearing loss, you may be referred to the Clinical Audiology Service for investigation. We work extremely closely with ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialists and many people are referred to us from them.

We provide comprehensive investigation, from simple to complex, for a wide range of hearing and balance concerns. Our services include:

  • Standard Hearing Test
  • Threshold Equalising Noise Test
  • Uncomfortable Loudness Levels
  • Speech in Quiet Tests
  • Visible Speech Mapping
  • Hearing aid fittings and repairs
  • Real Ear Measurements
  • Ear wax investigation and removal by Micro-Suction or Irrigation
  • Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT) – used when investigating balance disorders

We can also help protect your hearing with custom-fitted headphone and earplugs, including swimming earplugs. 

Audiology appointments may be 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes, depending on what tests need to be carried out. 

As the largest private hospital in the country outside London, we believe you will find no better place to come for a comprehensive private Audiology service.

Whether you have been referred to us by your GP, an ENT Consultant or you are self-referring to avoid delay, you will benefit from:

  • Fast access to expert-led assessment Our Clinical Audiologists are highly experienced and able to investigate a wide range of hearing and balance problems.
  • Hearing experts who listen – We believe in a bespoke approach, not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We know the reality of hearing loss and the challenges it can bring to many aspects of daily life. We will always make sure you receive the most appropriate help for your specific needs. For example, if you need a hearing aid, we will ensure it fits perfectly, provides you with the best possible hearing improvement and that you know how to take it in and out easily.
  • Rapid turnaround of tests – When you visit us for any investigation, we can normally talk through the results straight away and explore suitable treatment options with you.
  • Location - With excellent road access and a 440-space car park, it is very easy to get to BMI The Alexandra from Manchester and the surrounding areas.

If you have any type of hearing or balance problem, being able to get expert assessment, guidance and treatment can be a real relief. When your hearing is properly managed, it can make a huge difference to your enjoyment of life.

If you have any concerns about your hearing, why not book your private Audiology appointment now? We would be delighted to see you and help you to access the most appropriate support as soon as possible.

Specialists offering Audiology

Mr Peter Jones

Clinical Audiologist (Hearing Matters)

BAAT Part 1 and 2, ONC(MPPM), HAC

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Brian Unsworth

Consultant Audiologist

BAAT (Parts 1 and 2), HNC (Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement), RCCP and HCPC registered

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Miss Lucy-Anne Hastings

Clinical Audiologist

MSc Audiology, BSc Human Communication Sciences

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.

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Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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