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HEARING TEST AUCKLAND

Call on 09 217 6944  to make an appointment or

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Open from Monday to Friday 9am - 4:30pm.

Closed on weekends and public holidays.

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Heaing Test Auckland: Services

Hearing Test Services

See the different types of hearing tests services that we provide.

Contact us if you are unsure which test is suitable for you or your family.

Screening Test

A comprehensive diagnostic assessment for adults above the age of 18 years.

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

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A comprehensive diagnostic assessment using PLAY techniques with children between 2.5 and 5 years of age.

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

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A diagnostic assessment and consultation session towards understanding and managing your tinnitus.

Hearing Test Auckland: Serivces Expland

SERVICES AT OUR AUCKLAND EAR AND HEARING CLINIC

FULL ADULT DIAGNOSTIC TEST (18 YEARS+)

Appointment time: 45 minutes - $95

This assessment takes 45 minutes and comprises of the following:

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

  • Immittance Audiometry – A small plug will be placed into your ear and you will feel a change in pressure. This measures how well your ear drum 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 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 you hear at different volumes. 

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

CHILD HEARING TEST FOR 6 TO 17 YEARS OLD 

Appointment time: 45 minutes - $165

This assessment takes 45 minutes and comprises of the following:

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

  • Immittance Audiometry – A small plug will be placed into the ear and a change in pressure will be felt. This measures how well the ear drum 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, you will be asked to push a button when you 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 you. 

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

  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions – A special 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 you. 

CHILD DIAGNOSTIC HEARING TEST FOR 3 TO 5 YEARS OLD 

Appointment time: 45 minutes - $245

Commonly known as PLAY Audiometry, this assessment takes 45 minutes and comprises of the following: 

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

  • Immittance Audiometry – A small plug will be placed into your child's ear and a change in pressure will be felt. This measures how well the ear drum 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 – 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. 

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

Appointment time: 45 minutes -$345

TINNITUS CONSULTATION

Appointment time: 90 minutes - $320

This assessment is performed by 2 audiologists, takes 45 minutes and comprises of the following: 

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

• Immittance Audiometry – A small plug will be placed into your child's ear and a change in pressure will be felt. This measures how well the ear drum 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 – Headphones or insert earphones will be used if tolerated by your child, alternatively, sounds will be presented through the sound-field speakers. Your child will be conditioned to respond to the sounds by use of videos and/or 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 appointment type is not available for online bookings.

 

Please call the clinic on (09) 217-6944 to book or for more information.

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 assessment is the first step towards understanding and managing your tinnitus. 

This assessment includes a full diagnostic hearing test.  

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

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

Full Adult Diagnostic Test
Child Hearing Test
Child Diagnostic Hearing Test
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry Hearing Assessment
Tinnitus Consultaion

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.
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