Comprehensive hearing test for pensioners, veterans and other people eligible under the Government's Hearing Services Program.
If you are a pensioner or veteran you most likely are eligible for a fully subsidised diagnotic hearing test - read more. Please call us on 1300761 021 for information and to arrange your appointment.
Why is it important to have a diagnostic hearing test and comprehensive hearing evaluation?
Hearing is a vital part of your overall health and wellbeing. Therefore acccurate testing by an audiologist should be a priority. Treating hearing loss should also be a priority. Untreated hearing loss may lead to;
- Feelings of anxiety, social isolation, embarrassment and even depression
- Communication difficulties at work with colleagues, clients, the public. Which in turn can lead to under-employment, unemployment and losses in income
- Auditory deprivation which results in a loss of understanding of speech over time - learn more....
Untreated hearing loss is also linked to dementia. People with a mild hearing loss are twice as likely to develop dementia as those with normal hearing. Treating hearing loss with well fitted hearing aids enables more social engagement and participation. This in turn reduces the rate of cognitive decline.
Hearing loss may be treatable medically or with the use of hearing aids. If your clinician recommends hearing aids, recent studies have shown the earlier you start wearing hearing aids, the better your wellbeing and quality of life will be.