Adult hearing Test
Hearing loss is a normal occurrence as we age, but for some, it is brought on by illness, health treatments or work/environment related to noise exposure.
The first step in identifying if hearing loss has occurred is to undertake a simple hearing assessment at a clinic within soundproof conditions.
Hearing Test Appointment
Our hearing assessment appointment is approx 30-60 minutes and includes hearing tests, ear examination, test result discussion and hearing aid advice if a prescription is recommended.
Hearing Tests conducted include, but not limited to:-
- Pure Tone Threshold test – this test measures the auditory threshold of important frequencies of speech. Normal pure tone thresholds are at 20dB HL of better.
- Tympanometry test – is a quick test that will assess the function of the middle ear and if there is any fluid build up.
- Tinnitus assessment – if you experience tinnitus, our audiologist will conduct a tinnitus assessment.
- Speech test – is an essential part of a hearing aid assessment. Understanding the spoken word requires more auditory processing by the brain than simply detecting a pure tone. This test allows the audiologist to determine what outcomes can be expected from prescribing amplification with hearing aids and therefore determines a method of aural rehabilitation best suited for their client.
Fee: from $139.50. Appointment approx 30 minutes for comprehensive hearing test, consultation and written report, or 60 minutes if hearing aid discussion required too.
Additional cost for Tinnitus assessment. Please contact the clinic for fees as it is dependent on the assessment(s) you require.
Pensioners and Veterans Test
Eligible pensioners and veterans receive a comprehensive hearing test and examination for FREE under the Office of Hearing Services program. See pensioners and veterans for more information.
Fee: FREE. Appointment approx 60 minutes and includes comprehensive test, consultation and hearing aid discussion and prescription (if required).
Some training institution and employers requests you have a hearing check before starting your course or employment to ensure you meet health and safety requirements. Our test includes the Pure Tone Threshold Tests to measure a baseline of your hearing threshold. Your pre-employment hearing test includes a report of your results.
Fee: $139.50. Appointment approx 30 minutes and includes written report.
Industrial Hearing Loss Test (Work Cover)
Totalcare Hearing provides industrial hearing loss assessment and hearing aid prescription under Work Cover.
Fee: Free, if enrolled and eligible for hearing loss assessment under Industrial Hearing Loss. Appointment approx 30 minutes and includes written report.
See Industrial Hearing Loss for more information.
Medicare: NO rebate unless patient has an Enhanced Primary Care Plan referral from their GP, OR a referral from an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist or Neurologist.
You must submit the receipt to Medicare to receive your rebate.
Health Fund: HiCaps is not available for audiology, thus check with your health fund to see if hearing test is covered under your policy. Receipt with the clinician’s provider number will be provided for you to claim on your health fund.