Accurate & reliable Hearing Assessments
Our team of expert audiologists have years of NHS and medico-legal experience and specialist medico-legal audiogram training and are fully qualified to carry out audiograms and hearing loss assessments to the standards defined by the British Society of Audiology (BSA).
James Hearing is a renowned specialist NIHL and high value, trustworthy medical report provider for both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Medico Legal agencies.
To help determine whether or not there is evidence of NIHL with your case, we are able to arrange full air and bone audiograms for Claimants. Audiogram results are processed through our NIHL Calculator which is Coles Lutman & Buffin (CLB) compliant. We also offer CLB results using the long formula. The calculator results combined with the expert eye of our audiologists ensure we work together on only putting forward potential passes for full ENT reports. This detailed process ensures you are able to focus your ID department on cases that merit your time and resources.
You may have already used a puretone hearing test, however these are not always conducted in appropriate sound proof surroundings nor are they conducted by adequately qualified or experienced audiologists. James Hearing only work with qualified Clinical Audiologists with current or previous NHS experience and training and also NIHL understanding.
Air and bone audiograms give the most accurate and reliable assessment of your clients hearing and we have sound proof booth locations nationwide. Home visits are available for Claimants with mobility issues.
Our medico-legal audiograms are always independent and BSA compliant.
We can save you time and money when dealing with one-off or volume cases.
Based at hospitals and clinics throughout the UK, James Hearing can handle one-off referrals and large volume clinics. These clinics can be set up as necessary to accommodate your caseload; we are used to working with a wide range of legal customers, from small solictor firms to large-scale claims handlers dealing with hundreds of claims.
As a starting point, we can provide you with audiograms comprising air & bone conduction with full masking to establish clearly if your case is a positive or negative. In fact, an audiogram conducted properly at the outset will save your company a lot of time and money.
On the next stage, we can instruct an ENT Consultant with Medico-Legal experience to see your case in detail reviewing all the medical records and employment history. Following a medical interview, examination and another pure tone audiogram, a full report will be produced and sent to you within 14 days.
All reports adhere to Coles, Lutman & Buffin Guidelines.
Locations across the UK
We are able to set up a professionally sound-proofed hearing test facility near you if none of our clinics are close enough.
Our clinic locations are: Banbury, Beaconsfield, Bicester, Bromsgrove, Cheltenham, Chipping Norton, Derriford, Didcot, Great Missenden, High Wycombe, Oxford, Princes Risborough, Solihull, Thame, Wantage, Witney and Worcester.
A CERA or Cortical Evoked Response Audiometry is an objective hearing test, that records the signals from the auditory cortex (part of the brain that recognises sound) that have been generated in response to sounds introduced to the ears.
The test gives information about the level of sound needed to produce a signal and confirms the status of the auditory cortex. This is valuable information that we can not obtain from a normal hearing test.
A CERA test does not require input from the patient - they don't have to press a button when they hear a sound like they do with other tests - which makes it very useful in medico-legal cases where there is a possibility that the patient may try to exaggerate their hearing loss to affect their claim.
Cortical evoked response testing can take up to about 60 minutes per patient and requires that the patient remains alert during that time.
Hearing Rehabilitation Reports for Costing
We can supply you with hearing care costing reports for claimants with Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Each report is based on the individual's hearing test results and covers: