At Whitsunday Hearing, we can provide hearing tests for everyone from the age of 4 years and up.
Children’s hearing tests generally take up to 30 minutes and these appointments are scheduled for the morning only. This ensures that your child is alert, allowing us to obtain more accurate results.
For adults, hearing test can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. At your first appointment, your clinician will start by assessing your needs through asking you questions about your hearing difficulties. At this time it is important to let them know any information that could be helpful in assessing what is needed for your hearing solution, such as family history, previous noise exposure and any other factors that could impact your hearing.
How the hearing assessment works
Before testing, the clinician will use a light called an otoscope to examine your ears and check for any abnormalities or any build up of wax. The next part of your hearing test will take place in a quiet room, and will include your participation in a series of tests for auditory responses to sounds such as tones, speech and noise. The results of these tests will help your clinician to decide the best method of intervention for you.
Depending on the configuration of you hearing loss, recommendations may include medical intervention by your GP or ENT specialist and/or the recommendation to fit suitable device/s for your communication needs
Every client is different and each client will have their own journey to travel in their quest for better hearing and quality of life.