your hearing assessment: what to expect and how to prepare
A hearing assessment by an audiologist is more than a simple hearing test. We carefully investigate your ear health, your hearing ability and how to optimise your hearing.
Before your appointment
Take a moment to note situations or environments in which you've had difficulty hearing - for a lot of people this is understanding conversations in noisy environments like restaurants or at parties. Many people find it helpful to bring a family member or friend to the appointment to share their observations and note important details or instructions.
If you are ready to consider hearing aids, it may be convenient to contact your private health insurance company and discuss whether they will contribute to the cost.
Please note: You do not need a GP referral for a hearing assessment unless you are an Australian Government Pensioner and you want to be seen under the Office of Hearing Services Voucher Program for the first time. If you are not sure, please call us on (08) 9481 0912.
During your appointment