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Free Hearing Tests in Paignton

Hearing loss is an invisible issue which affects one in every six adults in the UK. If you find that you are struggling to keep up with conversations, or need to turn the TV or radio up louder than normal, a hearing assessment can often reveal the problem.


We provide free hearing tests locally at the Paignton branch of our partners, Riviera Eyewear.


As audiologists with a combined total of more than fifty years of experience, we know just how simple it can be to regain full clarity in both ears, and with it, your quality of life.


What happens at a hearing test?

Our hearing health checks are non-invasive, comfortable and totally painless.


Typically taking less than an hour to complete, our consultations are designed to ascertain the range of sound frequencies that your ears can pick up. The first part of the evaluation uses a modern video microscope to make a close-up examination of your inner ear. This can reveal the extent of any ear wax blockages, or potentially any damage to the ear drum or ear canal.


The second stage involves a piece of equipment called an audiometer. This plays a series of different sounds through noise-cancelling headphones, and gives us a better idea of the depth of your hearing acuity.


We will discuss the results with you and can offer fully impartial, no obligation advice on the most suitable paths for treatment if we detect any problems. This could involve a referral to your GP, an ENT specialist, or a more in-depth hearing test to accurately diagnose the cause of any underlying issues.

Will I need a hearing aid?



It completely depends on what is causing your loss of hearing. It could be that a build-up of ear wax is blocking your ear canal, which in turn prevents soundwaves from reverberating properly on your eardrums. In that case, removing the wax plug may well clear things up.


Even if you do have a condition which will be helped by hearing aids, the technology in them has progressed immeasurably over the past couple of decades. From cutting edge in-ear receivers, to digital hearing aids which fit discreetly behind the ear, we will give you a detailed demonstration of how the most suitable hearing aid model for you works.


The days of those bulky NHS hearing aids are long behind us. All modern styles are fully digital with adjustable volume controls and offering hugely improved sound clarity.


Do you remove ear wax?

Yes. We use the two most effective methods of ear wax removal: microsuction and irrigation. 

Microsuction works like a miniature vacuum cleaner, specially adapted to remove problematic ear wax. It is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, although if the build up of wax is too impacted, we may ask that you use ear drops for a day or two beforehand to soften the material.

Water irrigation, or syringing as it is commonly known, flushes blocked wax from your ear canal using water. It is a fast and painless way of cleaning your ears. 

Each of our ear wax removal experts operates their own business, working in partnership with Diamond Hearing Services.

Book your free hearing test in Torbay

There are numerous ways that you can book a free hearing appointment in Devon. You can either book in person at your local drop-in centre, contact them on the phone numbers below, or you can give us a call directly:


Richard Walsh: 07971 876 627
Rob Iles: 07779 027 773


You can also book online by emailing us at to make arrangements.


If mobility is an issue, we can even visit you and conduct a full home hearing test from the comfort of your own living room.

Riviera Eyewear

348 Torquay Road




01803 312193



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