Providing faster and easier access to ear and hearing health services for care home residents

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Ear and hearing healthcare services are in ever growing demand. With ageing populations and many GPs no longer delivering wax removal services, patients require new ways of accessing ear and hearing health services.

Many residents within a care home suffer from some form of reduced hearing. Not only that, due to living within a care home setting many may not have received any ear and hearing health check-ups for a considerable amount of time.

The Tympa system is an innovative, all-in-one hearing healthcare assessment device. With unmatched portability the Tympa can allows you to perform high-definition digital otoscopy, microsuction wax removal and a hearing screener, all in a single 30-minute appointment, within your care home.

Designed for Allied Health Care Professionals (AHCP) from all backgrounds, they can access remote advice and guidance from a team of audiologists and ENT specialists when required, supporting them every step of the way.

Hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor for age related dementia – responsible for over 8% of cases of dementia among older adults. 

(WHO, World Report on Hearing, 2021).

Many residents, especially those with dementia, find outpatient appointments very uncomfortable. They do not wish to be taken away from their everyday surroundings and interact with people who they are not familiar with. What’s more, there is a cost to the care home when chaperoning residents and arranging transport to their required appointments. There are also risks associated with trips outside of the home environment, all of which can be avoided by providing these services in-house with the Tympa system.

Delivering this service sets your home apart. By providing your residents with regular ear and hearing health check-ups you can provide an extra level of care for your residents. Maintaining a good standard of ear and hearing health can help limit the risk of falls, prevent social isolation, and limit the risk of early onset dementia, as well as keeping residents engaged and communicative in the care home due to improved hearing.

The Tympa system can be used in your care home to carry out in-house wax removal services – performing treatment in the safety and comfort of a familiar setting, cleaning and maintenance of hearing aids, and planned and scheduled monthly or yearly regular ear and hearing health check-ups, as well as providing instant access to care as and when residents need.

What’s more, by training your care staff to deliver these services in-house you are demonstrating a commitment to your staff and their career progression. Once your staff have completed their training they will be officially accredited by ENT UKThe British Society of Audiology (BSA) and The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA).

 Care in general has changed, and carers are becoming more and more upskilled, so to be trained with the Tympa device…it’s another feather in their cap and it enables them to do more.

Kay Mitchell, TLC Care Group.

How Tympa works in your Care Home.

TLC Care Homes have recently trialled using the Tympa system to deliver ear and hearing health care to their residents. After a successful trial in 3 of their homes, they have now expanded to use the Tympa system in all 8 homes. See how they got on.

Press for the Tympa system within the care home environment:

Care Home Management Magazine

The Carer Magazine

The Care Home Environment

The Care Home Professional

The Tympa Backstory

NHS ENT Clinician, Dr Krishan Ramdoo, witnessed first-hand how difficult it is for care home residents to access ear and hearing health services.

Residents within care homes who have a hearing loss are more likely to have a fall or become socially isolated. Hearing loss is also the single most modifiable risk factor for the prevention of dementia.

Dr Krishan’s desire to ‘find a better way’ for resident’s to access these vital services led him to develop the Tympa system.

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If you would like to find out more, please fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch. We would be happy to speak to you about your training requirement and arrange a live, virtual demo of the Tympa system at a time that suits you.

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