Book a hearing test with a qualified audiologist at the Gold Coast

It can be difficult to pick up on changes in your hearing or signs of hearing loss as it often happens gradually over time. Sometimes your friends or family will notice the change before you.

Early identification of hearing loss is key to the best possible outcomes and treatment options. Come to Hear and Say for a hearing test – we work with babies, children and adults. Our audiologists will work with you to find the best hearing solution to meet your individual hearing needs.

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Signs you may need a hearing test

Below are some common signs or symptoms of hearing loss. If you’re experiencing any of these, we recommend you have a hearing test:

  • Difficulty following a conversation

  • Asking people to talk slowly or repeat themselves

  • Speech sounds muffled or people appear to be mumbling

  • Experiencing tinnitus, a ringing, buzzing or hissing noise

  • Turning the volume on your TV, radio or iPad up

  • Relying on the subtitles to watch TV or a movie

  • Unsure of where sounds are coming from

  • Avoiding social settings

If you’re looking for a hearing solution, book an appointment for a hearing test with one of our audiologists on the Gold Coast today.

Our Gold Coast hearing aids and audiology Services

Our expert team of audiologists at Hear and Say offers comprehensive hearing assessments, hearing aids, cochlear implants and hearing care services with the latest technology at our hearing clinic on the Gold Coast.

Hearing screens

A hearing screen is quick and looks at your hearing levels and determines if they're in the normal range.

Hearing tests for adults

Comprehensive hearing tests look at someones level of hearing loss (e.g. mild) and the nature of the hearing loss (e.g. conductive, sensorineural or mixed). It will also include tests such as tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, pure tone audiometry and speech discrimination.

Hearing tests for children

Our team of audiologists are specialists in children's hearing. There are several types of hearing tests available for children which are dependent on their age. For example the newborn hearing screen, an Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), Visual Reinforcement Audiology (VROA), play audiometry and when children are at an age where they can press the button, they can do a hearing test like adults.

Cochlear implant candidacy assessments

Cochlear implant candidate assessments are made up of comprehensive medical, audiology and speech and language assessments to determine if you're suitable for a cochlear implant.

Hearing Aid Fitting

If you think that you might need hearing aids or even new hearing aids, the first step is to get a hearing test so our audiologist can get an understanding of your hearing. Our team will then offer you recommendations on different hearing aid brands based on your individual needs.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is one of the most common ear health issues, and it can be very frustrating. There are a number of reasons you might be getting tinnitus and sometimes hearing loss can be the cause. The first step is to have a hearing test and our team will work with you on strategies to help manage the impact of tinnitus.

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The Hear and Say approach to audiology testing

Hear and Say offers hearing solutions for people of all ages – from newborn babies to toddlers to school age children, young adults and retirees.

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Booking

You can request a hearing test Gold coast on our website here. Alternatively, phone our team to book your hearing test appointment.

Arrival

Before you come for your hearing test appointment, our team will email you a form to complete with some background information so we can offer you the best hearing services.

Hearing test and diagnostics

Our experienced team will work with you or your child to complete a series of hearing tests depending on their age. It will take between 60 and 90 minutes. After the testing, your audiologist will talk you through the results and provide recommendations to find the perfect hearing solution.

Hearing test FAQs

You can request a hearing test online here and our friendly team will be in contact to book an appointment that suits you.

A complete hearing test takes somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes and will include a number of non-invasive tests to get a full picture of your hearing and ear health.

You don’t need a referral for a hearing test however for children and young adults under the age of 16 will receive a Medicare rebate if they do have a referral from a GP.

Hearing tests range in cost depending on the type of testing. It is dependent on the age of the person being tested (i.e. newborn babies compared to toddlers or school-age children).

If you’re over the age of 60, we recommend you have your hearing tested each year so that you can pick up any changes to your hearing quickly.

Hearing tests are covered by Medicare if you’re under the age of 16 and have a referral from your GP.

When you get new hearing aids, like any assistive listening devices, it can take a few weeks to get used to them. The main thing to keep in mind is that the brain has gotten used to living without certain sounds so with more sound around you it will need to learn to adapt to the different environmental sounds again.

“Getting my hearing back to as near normal as possible through the use of my new hearing aids has highlighted how the gradual loss of my hearing was denying me the pleasure of enjoying so many experiences in life.”

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