One of our experienced clinician’s will greet you in the waiting room and take you through to our testing facility. It will start by having a brief discussion around any hearing issues/concerns you may be having along with a discussion around your general health to help determine any underlying factors that may be associated with your hearing concerns.
Next the clinician will conduct an Otoscopic examination of your outer ear and tympanic membrane to identify the health of your outer ear and eardrum.
Your middle ear function will then be assessed using a piece of equipment known as a tympanometer. This test will identify any abnormalities that may be occurring within the middle ear system that are not visible through Otoscopic examination.
Next the Pure tone audiometry test will be conducted. You will be instructed by your clinician on the process which will involve two different types of hearing threshold testing known as air-conduction and bone conduction. By using both AC and BC testing your clinician will be able pin point the specific area where your hearing loss may be occurring in order to best treat the problem.
Speech discrimination testing will be conducted to assess your ability to understand speech at different volumes and assess how well your brain processes speech.
Once all testing has been completed your clinician will take you through your results and work with you to identify the best course of action to treat your hearing needs.
How long does it take and how much does it cost?
A comprehensive hearing test can take anywhere from 45-60 minutes depending on the individual and the complexity of their hearing loss.
We offer bulk-billed services for all eligible Pension and DVA Card Holders, if you have one of these cards then click here to find out more. For clients not eligible to be bulk-billed we offer a FREE Hearing screen. Click here to book now.