We can help you to better understand your hearing with a range of 'free' and fully subsidised hearing tests. Here's how we can help you.
Comprehensive hearing evaluation for pensioners, veterans and other people eligible under the Government's Hearing Services Program
If you are a pensioner or veteran you may be eligible for a fully subsidised diagnotic hearing test - read more. Please call us on 1300761 021 for information and to arrange your appointment.
Free 15 minute quick hearing check appointment for people over 50 years of age.
If you are over 50 years of age and worried about your hearing? Contact us to arrange a free, no obligation hearing check. It's available at any of our hearing clinics. An appointment is required.
This quick hearing test will identify whether you have a hearing loss or not. The test includes:
- Otoscopy – we will examine the ear canal for wax occlusion
- A hearing test at 4 frequencies (or pitch).
- We conduct the test in sound proof/treated conditions using calibrated equipment.
- If your results show a hearing loss, your clinician will tell you of next steps.
Please call us on 1300 761 021 to arrange your free 15 minute hearing test appointment.
Appointments are available at any of our Melbourne hearing clinics: CBD, Fitzroy, Sunshine, Werribee, Taylors Lakes, Thomastown, Templestowe, Dandenong, and Bentleigh.
This quick test consists of an audio test and a short questionaire. The free online hearing test provides:
- an indication about whether you may have a hearing loss or not
- guidelines on what you can do if the tests detects that you do have a hearing loss
Please note, that this online hearing test does not replace a professional diagnostic hearing test conducted using calibrated equipment and in sound treated rooms. If you are concerned about your hearing you must have a comprehensive hearing evaluation in order to get accurate information about your hearing. Please contact us 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.