The first step is to book your free hearing test at your local National Hearing Care clinic. When you arrive for your appointment, one of our trained staff members will take you to a quiet screening room where you'll be played a series of sounds through a set of headphones. The test will run for 20 minutes, and all you have to do is press a button each time you hear a sound.
Based on the outcome of your test, it will be determined if you have a hearing loss or not. If you do, you will be recommended to return for a comprehensive hearing test with an Audiologist or Audiometrist. It's as simple as that.
During your hearing test with the audiologist, well ask about your medical history and then perform some simple tests:
Our Audiologist or Audiometrist looks into your ears with an instrument that you've seen at your doctors to examine your ear canal and eardrum. We will look for wax or any other obstructions that might affect your hearing test.
We will play a series of sounds through a set of headphones to assess your overall level of hearing.
We will test your ability to hear words to assess your functional hearing - this test mimics real-life situations and assesses the potential to improve your hearing with the use of hearing aids.
We will test the middle ear system for any signs of fluid or other pathologies to determine if you require further medical examination.
If the tests confirm a hearing loss that could benefit from a hearing aid, your Audiologist or Audiometrist will discuss suitable technology and style options with you.
Have a feeling your hearing isn't what it used to be? Booking a hearing test can help you determine just where the problem lies, and what can be done about it. What you might not know is that a hearing test can actually comprise of a number of different examinations. When taken together, the results can provide a thorough evaluation of your level of hearing.
To help make the process a little less daunting, heres a rundown of exactly what to expect when you get your hearing checked.
If the results of your comprehensive hearing test confirm hearing loss that could benefit from a hearing aid, your Audiologist or Audiometrist will discuss suitable technology and style options with you.