Having a hearing test is a simple and painless procedure. It’s the first step towards better hearing for those suffering hearing loss. Your test will be conducted by a highly qualified and experienced independent audiologist and all results will be fully explained to you.
Hearing tests (audiometric assessments) for adults includes an audiogram, bone conduction impedance testing and speech audiomety.
Your hearing test will involve listening to a series of beeps through headphones and responding when the beeps are heard – usually by pressing a buzzer. The beeps may be presented using headphones, earphones and/or a bone conductor (usually positioned on the mastoid bone behind your ear). A wind-like noise, known as masking, can also be used to help determine which ear is hearing the beeps.
From this testing we will determine the softest sounds you can hear to determine your hearing thresholds.
Hearing tests for children
Once a child has reached school age, most are able to be tested using headphones, and the hearing test is virtually the same as testing an adult patient.
We provide excellent diagnostic services because early and correct diagnosis plays a vital role in creating the best possible rehabilitative outcomes for our patients.
Diagnostic services include but are not limited to:
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
Speech in Noise testing is available for police medical assessments and those requiring speech testing for work purposes.
Auditory training is most effective in younger individuals whose brain is the most malleable and most responsive to reorganization. Early intervention, where possible, is highly desirable and the CAPDOTS program plays a significant role in auditory training.
Northern Sydney Hearing is an accredited provider with the Office of Hearing Services Voucher Scheme – we are able to offer free hearing tests and hearing aids* to pensioners and veterans.