Hearing tests and assessments
Audiology South has the very latest technology to assess your unique hearing loss needs and guide you to the next stage. We offer a wide range of hearing checks at the clinic – from basic exploratory investigations to confirm that hearing loss is an issue, through Tinnitus assessments to Civil Aviation appraisals, with everything in between. You may be eligible for funding assistance towards your hearing loss and at Audiology South we will be delighted to help you with your claim every step of the way.
A basic listening screening usually takes no more than 15 minutes and uses pure tones (specific, calibrated beeps) to gauge if you have a hearing loss or fall within the normal hearing range. Because these checks are brief and rely on you communicating your hearing responses accurately, they are not recommended for children under 16 years of age. Those below this age threshold or requiring more detailed assessments would be better to have a full hearing assessment.
A selection of detailed audiology tests (including tones and speech determine your ability to detect sounds and discriminate between them). Pressure testing or ‘immittance’ is also used to measure the health of your ears drum and middle ear. These tests are suitable for all adults and children as young as 2½ years. Younger children may require us to refer to hospital for specialist tests.
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Hearing Aid Assessments
For those whose hearing is getting too poor for hearing aids to cope with or who may have a medical/ear condition which prevents them from wearing hearing aids, other options of hearing assistance may be more appropriate. Read more...
Other tailor-made hearing assessments
We offer a whole range of other tailor-made solutions including:
- Hearing Assessments for ACC, Veteran Affairs and other Government agencies
- Occupational/Work Place Hearing Assessments
- Civil Aviation (CAA) hearing assessments
- Central Auditory Processing Assessments
- Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) hearing assessments
- Sports hearing appraisals
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Find us in your community
Audiology South has local hearing clinics in Southland and Otago, from Invercargill and Winton, to Dunedin and Mosgiel as well as visiting clinics in Te Anau and Gore. Each clinic offers a full range of hearing solutions. We’ll take the time to ensure you have the best possible outcome with your hearing.