Specsavers free hearing tests make it easy to keep track of your hearing health. We’ll test your hearing for free to find out how well you can hear and suggest the best solution for you – and you can trust us to recommend only what you need. We’ll also keep in touch with you every 18 months to two years for a hearing check to make sure everything’s all right. We’re right here when you need us, so if you’re worried about your hearing, just pop into a store.
Who qualifies for a free hearing test?
Hearing tests at Specsavers are free of charge for everyone. If you believe you are having difficulties with your hearing or if you need a check-up, we can give you a comprehensive hearing assessment, discuss your options with you if you have hearing loss issues, and importantly — there’s no obligation for you to buy a hearing aid.
Should I have a hearing test?
It’s worth having your hearing checked if you notice a change in your hearing, no matter your age. More often than not, hearing loss happens gradually, so it’s not always easy to notice if you’re not hearing as well as you used to. However, there are a few signs you can look out for that indicate you might need a hearing test.
What happens in a hearing test?
A free hearing test at Specsavers allows you to find out how well you’re hearing, as well as assessing the health of your ears. During a hearing test your audiologist will:
- Check the overall health of your ears
- Perform a hearing test
- Advise on aftercare and next steps depending on the outcome of the check
Checking the overall health of your ears
After asking a few introductory questions about your history and current symptoms, the audiologist will use a small camera to examine the health of your ear canals and ear drums. This will ensure that sound has a clear pathway through the middle ear and inner ear. They may even be able to show you what they are seeing
At Specsavers, hearing tests are completely free with no obligation to purchase a hearing aid.
What if I need hearing aids?
If your test results indicate you’d benefit from a hearing aid, the audiologist will talk you through all the options that might be suitable for you. They may also take a mould of your ear canal so that your new aid fits properly. This can take up to five minutes and is completely painless.
In some cases, your hearing aids can be fitted on the same day as your test. They’ll be programmed to your needs and we’ll make sure you know how to use them before you leave the store. We’ll also organise a follow-up appointment after four weeks to check that everything is well and adjust the hearing aids if necessary. This may be via our RemoteCare service or with the fine-tuning app. Your audiologist will explain all the details during your initial appointment.
Free hearing services with PRSI
The PRSI Treatment Benefit Scheme and Medical Cards allow thousands of eligible people access to free or discounted ear care services, and up to €1000 towards your hearing aids.
Download a hearing care information pack
Terms and conditions
A hearing test or hearing check by one of our qualified hearing professionals is free. No obligation to buy a hearing aid. A hearing assessment may be chargeable. Ask in store for details.