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HEARING TEST AUCKLAND

At Family Hearing Centre, we prioritise your hearing health at every stage of life. Whether you're seeking a full adult diagnostic hearing test in Auckland, a child hearing test, or specialised assessments for babies, Family Hearing Centre is committed to providing a range of hearing assessments tailored to meet your unique requirements. Additionally, our tinnitus consultation offers expert guidance and support in understanding and managing this condition.

Call on 09 217 6944  to book your hearing test in Auckland or click the link below to do it online!

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Hearing Tests at Family Hearing Centre in Auckland

Explore our comprehensive range of hearing tests available in Auckland. Unsure which test is right for you or your family? Don't hesitate to contact Family Hearing Centre for personalised guidance and recommendations. Your auditory health is our priority.

Women conducting a Hearing Test in Auckland, pictured with headphones during a screening test

A comprehensive diagnostic hearing test for adults 18 years and above.

Audiologist looking into patients ears during a hearing test in Auckland

Child Diagnostic Hearing Test

(6 to 17 years)

A comprehensive hearing diagnostic test targeted for school aged children between 6 and 17 years of age.

Child undergoing a hearing test in Auckland

A comprehensive diagnostic hearing test using PLAY techniques with children between 3 and 5 years of age.

Child getting a hearing test in Auckland by Family Hearing Audiologists in Epsom

A comprehensive diagnostic hearing test designed for children between 6 months and 2 years and 11 months of age.

Hearing Test Auckland consultation at Family Hearing Centre in Epsom

A diagnostic hearing and tinnitus assessment and consultation to understand and manage your tinnitus.

Want to learn more about hearing tests? Learn about Family Hearing Centre's adult hearing tests. Read our blog about how do we hear the sounds that pass through our ears.

Hearing Test Auckland: Serivces Expland
Full Adult Diagnostic Test

SERVICES AT OUR AUCKLAND EAR AND HEARING CLINIC

FULL ADULT DIAGNOSTIC TEST (18 YEARS+)

Hearing test appointment duration: 45 minutes - $95

This hearing test comprises of the following:

  • History - Discussion of your hearing concerns and ear-related history.

  • Otoscopy – A look inside your ear canal to assess the health of your canal and ear drum. 

  • Immittance Audiometry – This part of your hearing test will consist of a small plug which will be placed into your ear, where you will feel a change in pressure. This measures how well your eardrum is moving and the health of your middle ear space. Acoustic reflex testing will be performed if there are no contra-indications - a series of loud sounds will be presented in your ears and the response measured. 

  • Pure Tone Audiometry – Using headphones or insert earphones, you will be asked to push a button when you hear a beep sound. This part of your hearing test measures the extent and nature of your hearing loss (conductive, sensorineural or mixed) and helps us give you the most accurate treatment options. 

  • Speech Audiometry in Quiet – You will be asked to repeat back words that you hear at different volumes. 

  • Speech in Noise Assessment – You will be asked to repeat back sentences amongst background noise.

CHILD DIAGNOSTIC HEARING TEST (6 TO 17 YEARS) 

Hearing test appointment duration: 45 minutes $165

Audiologist during a hearing test consultation in Auckland

  This hearing test comprises of the following:

  • History - Discussion of your child’s hearing concerns and ear-related history.

  • Otoscopy – A look inside the ear canal to assess the health of your child’s canal and ear drum.

  • Immittance Audiometry – This part of the hearing test is where a small plug will be placed into the ear and your child will feel a change in pressure, or “a puff of air”. This measures how well the eardrum is moving and the health of the middle ear space. Acoustic reflex testing will be performed if there are no contra-indications - a series of loud sounds will be presented in the ears and the response measured.

  • Pure Tone Audiometry – Using headphones or insert earphones, your child will be asked to push a button when they hear a beep sound. This test measures the extent and nature of hearing loss (conductive, sensorineural or mixed) and helps us give the most accurate treatment options for your child. 

  • Speech Audiometry – Your child will be asked to repeat back words they hear at different volumes.

  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions – A special hearing device plays sounds into the ear and records responses automatically generated by the hair cells inside the cochlea. This is an objective measure of inner ear health which does not require a response from your child. 

CHILD DIAGNOSTIC HEARING TEST FOR 3 TO 5 YEARS OLD 

Hearing test appointment duration: 45 minutes - $245

  Commonly known as PLAY Audiometry, this hearing test comprises of the following: 

  • History - Discussion of your child’s hearing concerns and ear-related history.

  • Otoscopy – This part of the hearing test for your child starts with taking a look inside your child's ear canal to assess the health of the canal and ear drum. 

  • Immittance Audiometry – The next part of the hearing test will involve inserting a small plug into your child's ear which will change the pressure. This measures how well the eardrum is moving and the health of the middle ear space. Acoustic reflex testing will be performed if there are no contra-indications - a series of loud sounds will be presented in the ears and the response measured.  

  • Play Audiometry – Typically using headphones, we present beeps and play a listening game with your child. When they hear the sound, they will respond by performing an action (e.g. put a peg on a board). 

  • Kendall Toy Test – Your child will be asked to point to pictures which are spoken in a soft voice. This measures your child's speech recognition ability. 

  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions – A special device plays sounds into your child's ear and records responses automatically generated by the hair cells inside the cochlea. This is an objective measure of inner ear health which does not require a response from your child. 

Hearing Test Auckland conducted at Family Hearing Centre

VISUAL REINFORCEMENT AUDIOMETRY
HEARING ASSESSMENT (6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS 11 MONTHS OLD)

Hearing assessment appointment duration time: 45 minutes - $345

This hearing test is performed by 2 audiologists, comprising of the following: 

•  History - Discussion of your child’s hearing concerns and ear-related history. 

Otoscopy – The initial part of this hearing test involves a detailed look inside your child's ear canal to assess the health of the canal and ear drum. 

•  Immittance Audiometry – The next part of the hearing test involves a small plug being placed into your child's ear, which will change the pressure in their ears. This measures how well the eardrum is moving and the health of the middle ear space. Acoustic reflex testing will be performed if there are no contra-indications - a series of loud sounds will be presented in the ears and the response measured.

•  Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (the puppet show)– Headphones, insert earphones, and/or a bone-conduction headband will be used if indicated and tolerated by your child. Alternatively, sounds will be presented through sound-field speakers. Your child will be taught to respond to the sounds by use of videos and/or mechanical puppets and once they reliably demonstrate a clear response to the sound that they have heard, we will begin assessing their hearing. 

•   Monitored Live Voice (MLV) – We will speak to your child through the sound-field speakers at different volumes. This measures your child's speech detection ability. 

•   Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions – A special device plays sounds into your child's ear and records responses automatically generated by the hair cells inside the cochlea. This is an objective measure of inner ear health which does not require a response from your child. 

​PLEASE NOTE: This hearing test performed at our Auckland clinic is not available for online bookings. Please call the clinic on (09) 217-6944 to book or for more information.

To gain further insight into a child's hearing, explore our blog detailing common signs of hearing loss in children.

Children playing at Family Hearing Audiology clinic before their hearing test in Auckland

TINNITUS CONSULTATION

Tinnitus consultation appointment duration: 90 minutes - $320

Tinnitus describes the perception of sound that is not caused by an external sound source. Often, tinnitus can be perceived as ringing, buzzing, hissing or described as other sounds. The presence of tinnitus can sometimes indicate an underlying hearing or ear health problem, and a hearing test is the first step towards understanding and managing your tinnitus. 

This assessment includes a full diagnostic hearing test.  

If indicated, high frequency audiometry (above 8000 Hz) will also be conducted. Further hearing tests may be conducted to match the pitch and loudness of your tinnitus, and to measure minimum masking levels.  

 

The results of your tinnitus assessment are explained and the remainder of the appointment focuses on counselling and discussion of the treatment options available. 

Outside of our comprehensive hearing tests in Auckland, we also offer a diverse range of audiology services dedicated to promoting ear health and enhancing overall auditory well-being. Explore our audiology clinic's comprehensive offerings, which include auditory processing disorder testing, a range of affordable and premium  hearing aids, and professional ear wax removal, all aimed at ensuring your auditory health and well-being.

Child Hearing Test
Child Diagnostic Hearing Test
Tinnitus Consultaion

Read our FAQ section about hearing tests in Auckland

  • What does an Audiologist help with?
    Audiologists are highly trained healthcare professionals who specialise in diagnosing and treating various hearing and balance disorders. They provide comprehensive services to individuals of all ages, addressing concerns such as hearing loss, Tinnitus, Auditory Processing Disorder, ear wax build-up, and other hearing and ear--related issues. Additionally, they play a crucial role in the selection and fitting of hearing aids, offering support to enhance your hearing and overall well-being. Get in touch with your Family Hearing Centre Auckland audiologist, to discover comprehensive ear health solutions. For more information about our hearing system, read our blog about how we hear the sounds that pass through our ears.
  • Can an Audiologist do a hearing test?
    Yes, audiologists are fully equipped to perform thorough hearing assessments. Our audiology clinic in Auckland offers a wide range of hearing tests for all ages. We utilise a range of advanced diagnostic tools to assess your auditory function and identify any hearing challenges or abnormalities. We are fully set up to conduct hearing tests for infants and children. Read about the signs of hearing loss in infants and toddlers for information about hearing loss and young children.
  • What can an Audiologist tell from a hearing test?
    During a hearing test, an audiologist can obtain valuable insights into your hearing health. They can determine the degree and type of hearing loss you may have, providing a clear picture of your hearing and ear health. This information can guide them in offering tailored treatment options or further referrals as necessary. Schedule a hearing test appointment with our Auckland audiologist today.
  • Can an Audiologist detect and diagnose ear problems?
    Audiologists are trained at detecting a variety of ear problems, including conditions such as ear infections, ear wax buildup, and more. Their expertise enables them to provide early detection and appropriate referrals to other specialists when required, ensuring comprehensive ear care. At our Auckland audiology clinic, we offer a wide range of audiology services to ensure that your ear health is expertly cared for.
  • What is the difference between an Audiometrist and an Audiologist?
    The distinction between an Audiometrist and an Audiologist lies in their qualifications and scope of practice. Audiologists in New Zealand hold a Master of Audiology degree or equivalent overseas qualification and possess in-depth training, allowing them to diagnose and treat a wide range of hearing and balance disorders. On the other hand, Audiometrists may have varying levels of training, which may not encompass the same comprehensive expertise as Audiologists. MNZAS Audiologists are Full Members of the New Zealand Audiological Society, the professional body for Audiologists and Audiometrists in New Zealand. They are able to access all funding options that you may be entitled to. MNZAS Audiologists maintain continual professional development to stay current.
  • Can an Audiologist manage Tinnitus?
    Yes, at our Auckland audiology clinic, we can indeed provide management and treatment options for tinnitus. While tinnitus may not always be "fixed" in the sense of a complete cure, Audiologists offer strategies and therapies to help individuals cope with and reduce the impact of tinnitus in their daily lives. These approaches may include education, sound therapy, and the use of specialised devices. Book your Tinnitus appointment with our audiologist today.
  • Can a GP refer you to an Audiologist?
    In many cases, your General Practitioner (GP) will refer you to an audiologist for a hearing assessment or further evaluation and treatment of hearing issues. We work closely with GPs and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists, ensuring a collaborative approach so that you receive the appropriate care for your hearing health needs.
  • How much is a Hearing Test in New Zealand?
    The cost of a hearing test in New Zealand can vary depending on the audiology clinic and the specific services offered. Review our hearing test pricing for the specific tests and assessments you are after. Alternatively, feel free to contact our audiology clinic directly for accurate pricing details and any potential subsidies or funding options you might be entitled to.
  • What is the difference between a hearing specialist and an Audiologist?
    In many cases, the terms ‘hearing specialist’ and ‘audiologist’ are used interchangeably. ‘Audiologist’ is the correct or official term for ‘hearing specialist’ as we are specialists in hearing. However, audiologists deal with more than just hearing. We are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating various ear-related issues. Refer to ‘What does an audiologist help with’ for more information on the role of an audiologist.
  • What Auckland regions do Family Hearing Centre serve?
    Whether you are looking for an Auckland audiologist in New Market, Blockhouse Bay, North Shore or other areas in Auckland, we welcome patients from all over Auckland and would gladly help you with your hearing needs.
  • Can an Audiologist clean ear wax?
    Yes, certain audiologists are skilled in performing ear wax removal. Your audiologists at Family Hearing Centre have completed the training to safely and confidently remove ear wax. They employ safe and effective methods, such as micro-suction or instrumentation, to remove excess ear wax, contributing to improved hearing and ear health. Book an audiologist appointment to get your ear wax removed today.
  • Can an Audiologist help with ear pressure?
    Yes, our Auckland audiologists at Family Hearing Centre have a deep understanding of ear pressure concerns and can assist. Ear pressure can be related to issues like ear wax build-up, eustachian tube dysfunction or middle ear problems. Audiologists can assess your ears, identify the cause of the pressure, and recommend appropriate treatments or referrals to other specialists if needed. In addition, we have a variety of hearing tests at our Auckland clinic that cater to all age groups and levels of hearing loss. Our audiologists in Auckland can recommend the most suitable hearing test based on your specific needs and concerns.
  • How is a blocked eustachian tube diagnosed?
    Our Auckland audiologists at Family Hearing Centre can diagnose eustachian tube dysfunction through various methods. This may involve a combination of examining the ears, conducting hearing tests, and observing symptoms like ear pressure or discomfort. Read our eustachian tube dysfunction blog to understand the treatment options available at our Auckland audiology clinic.
  • Can an Audiologist fix tinnitus?
    While there is no definitive cure for tinnitus, our audiologists at Family Hearing Centre in Auckland can provide management strategies and treatments to help reduce its impact. Our audiologists may recommend hearing aids for tinnitus management, sound therapy, counselling, or other techniques to alleviate symptoms.
  • What is the difference between a hearing test and an Audiologist?
    A hearing test is an evaluation of your ability to hear sounds at different frequencies and volumes. An audiologist in Auckland is a trained professional who conducts hearing tests and specialises in diagnosing, treating, and managing hearing loss. Audiologists can offer a comprehensive assessment beyond just a basic hearing test. Additionally, at Family Hearing Centre, we specialise in microsuction ear wax removal, a safe and effective method for clearing excess ear wax. We are also highly skilled in fitting our Auckland patients with hearing aids to ensure they achieve the optimal hearing solution tailored to their needs.
  • Is it better to get a hearing aid from an Audiologist?
    Our Audiologists in Auckland at Family Hearing Centre have specialised expertise in assessing hearing loss and fitting hearing aids based on individual needs. At Family Hearing Centre, our Audiologist can also provide personalised care, follow-up appointments, and adjustments to ensure your hearing aid(s) works effectively for you.
  • Why would someone go to an Audiologist?
    People go to audiologists for various reasons including hearing loss, tinnitus, ear infections, and other ear or auditory concerns. Audiologists conduct comprehensive assessments and diagnostic tests, such as hearing tests, to evaluate hearing function and identify specific issues. Additionally, at our Auckland Audiology clinic, we offer specialised services including microsuction ear wax removal and custom ear plug fittings. Our audiologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating conditions like auditory processing disorder, ensuring that each patient receives personalised care and appropriate recommendations. We also provide expert guidance on hearing aids, optimising hearing solutions to meet individual needs and preferences.
  • What age should you see an Audiologist?
    It's recommended to see an audiologist at any age if you have concerns about hearing or balance. For infants or children, early detection of hearing issues is crucial for development. Adults should also seek evaluation if they notice changes in their hearing or experience symptoms like tinnitus or blocked ears. We have a wide variety of hearing tests in Auckland specifically suited to all ages and stages of hearing loss. Overall, it's never too early or too late to consult with an audiologist if you suspect any hearing-related problems.
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