Our Hearing Assessment Process
We begin your hearing assessment by discussing any medical history involving your ears and any hearing difficulties you are having. We also ask about other things such as tinnitus (noises in your ears/head) and if you have worked in industrial noise.
The next step is asking you to respond to a series of beeps which allows us to determine your hearing levels. This is carried out in a soundproof booth to ensure it is accurate. If you have a hearing loss, we conduct further testing to determine if your hearing loss is permanent or if medical intervention might be able to correct it.
We then present words to find out how clearly you hear speech. We also present sentences in background noise to see how difficult it is for you to hear when you are in a noisy situation.
Once the testing is complete, we explain the results to you.
If your results indicate that medical intervention is required, we send a report of the results to your doctor to follow this up.
If your results indicate that hearing aids could help you, we go through the many hearing aid options available to you and arrange a hearing aid fitting if you feel ready to do this. Your hearing aid fitting generally takes place two weeks after the initial assessment.
As an independent clinic we are not tied to a single hearing aid manufacturer and will always make recommendations based purely on what will be best for you. We work with all the world’s best hearing aid manufacturers.
If a mild hearing loss is detected that doesn’t require hearing aids, we will discuss strategies you can use to assist communication and recommend annual review.
If tinnitus is your main concern, we will discuss the cause of your tinnitus and counsel you on ways to manage it. We will organise further tinnitus counselling if this is indicated.
If a hearing loss is detected and you are considering investigating a WorkCover Claim for hearing aids, we can assist with this process.
A hearing assessment can help you to identify any hearing loss you may have. Hearing loss can impact your ability to communicate, socialize, and participate in activities you enjoy. A hearing assessment can also help you to determine the best course of treatment for your hearing loss.
A hearing assessment is a test that measures your hearing ability. It can help to identify any hearing loss you may have and determine the best course of treatment.
A hearing assessment typically involves listening to a series of tones or speech sounds through headphones or earphones. You will be asked to respond to the sounds by raising your hand or pressing a button.
We allow 1hr for adult assessments and 45mins for children's assessments
Getting a hearing assessment can help you to identify any hearing loss you may have. Hearing loss can impact your ability to communicate, socialize, and participate in activities you enjoy. A hearing assessment can also help you to determine the best course of treatment for your hearing loss.