Book a hearing test with a qualified audiologist in Brisbane

As hearing loss can happen gradually it may be quite difficult to notice the changes or signs yourself. In many cases your friends and family notice before you do. For some people, it can take a long time between noticing a sign that they may need a hearing test to booking an appointment for a hearing test.

Picking up hearing loss up early is key to determining the best treatment options and outcomes. Visit Hear and Say for a hearing tests for babies, children and adults. Our friendly audiologists will help you find hearing solutions to suit your individual needs.

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Signs you may need a hearing test

If you’re experiencing any of the below signs of hearing loss you might need a hearing test.

Key symptoms or signs of hearing loss include:

  • Finding it hard to follow a conversation

  • Asking people to repeat what they’ve said

  • People appear to be mumbling

  • Ringing, buzzing or hissing noise in your ears, known as tinnitus

  • Having the TV turned up loud

  • Finding it hard to hear in busy locations such as a shopping centre or restaurant

  • Not sure which direction sounds are coming from

Look after your hearing health by booking a hearing test with one of our health professionals in brisbane today.

Our Brisbane audiology services

Our experienced team at Hear and Say offers hearing tests, hearing aids and more hearing services, using the latest technology at our hearing clinic in Brisbane.

Hearing screen

A hearing screen is a quick test that checks if your hearing levels are within the normal range.

Hearing tests for adults

A comprehensive hearing test identifies the level of hearing loss (e.g. mild, moderate or severe) and nature of the hearing loss (e.g. conductive, sensorineural or mixed). It also covers the full battery of tests such as tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, pure tone audiometry and speech discrimination which looks at your ability to understand speech at certain noise levels.

Hearing tests for children

Hear and Say's team of paediatric audiologists are specialists in children’s hearing. There are different types of hearing tests for children depending on their age. These include the newborn hearing screen, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), Visual Reinforcement Audiology (VROA), play audiometry and when they're old enough to press the button, they can do a hearing test like adults.

Cochlear implant candidacy assessments

Cochlear implant evaluations include a comprehensive medical, audiology and speech and language assessments to determine if you're suitable for a cochlear implant.

Hearing aids

The first step is to get a hearing test to get a complete picture as to whether you need a hearing aid or cochlear implants. This test will look at the softest sounds you can hear across a variety of pitches. Our audiologists will then give you recommendations and information so you feel comfortable in making decisions about which device is right for you.

What to expect with a hearing aid fitting

If your audiologist recommends a hearing aid our team will work with you by making recommendations and providing information about your options so you feel comfortable in making a decision that is right for you. Hear and Say is not connected to any particular hearing aid brand so can offer you trusted advice and options.

Tinnitus assessments

Tinnitus can often be linked with high frequency hearing loss and wearing a heading aid or tinnitus masking device can help provide relieve. Starting with a hearing test to understand whether you have a hearing loss is the first step.

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The Hear and Say approach to audiology testing

Hear and Say offers hearing tests and services for all ages, from babies and children to adults looking to have their hearing tested.

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Booking

To request a hearing test with Hear and Say in Brisbane, click here. Alternatively, you can phone our friendly team to book your hearing test appointment.

Arrival

Prior to your hearing test booking, our team will email you a link to fill out some background information to help us provide the best possible hearing services.

Hearing test and diagnostics

You might be wondering if you have a hearing loss or looking for a benchmark as to where your hearing health currently sits. Our qualified audiologists will undertake a series of hearing tests that will take between 60 and 90 minutes. After this, your audiologist will talk through your results and make any suggestions based on whether you have a hearing loss.

Hearing test FAQs

A diagnostic hearing test will take between 60 and 90 minutes. It will involve a number of non-invasive tests looking at your hearing health.

You do not need a referral for a hearing test however children/young adults under the age of 16 will be able to claim the Medicare rebate with a referral.

A hearing test ranges in cost and is largely dependent on the age of the person being tested as the type of testing changes (e.g. babies and children under a certain age compared to a young adult or retiree). At Hear and Say we always strive to offer the most affordable prices and work towards your personal goals and needs.

Having your hearing tested each year is recommended when you’re over 60 years of age so that you can pick up any changes to your hearing.

The cost of hearing tests are covered by Medicare if you have a referral from your GP.

Hearing aids are not covered by Medicare however Hear and Say is an Australian Government Hearing Services Program provider which means if you have a pension or DVA card, you could be eligible for subsidised services.

We find that most people tolerate hearing aids really well however don’t be concerned if you do have any side effects or issues as our team will work closely with you to resolve them.

It can take a few weeks to get used to your hearing technology. The key thing to remember is your brain has grown used to living without certain sounds so with more sound around you it needs to learn to work out the different environmental sounds again.

“People kept mentioning to me that I was missing parts of conversations, and in crowded environments I was finding it very difficult to hear and engage with others."

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