Comprehensive Hearing Tests in Canberra
Helen King Hearing Solutions provides hearing tests for Canberra residents who believe their hearing could be better or who suffer from chronic hearing loss. Hearing loss can be caused by a multitude of factors, including ongoing exposure to loud noise, hereditary factors and the ageing process.
Hearing loss is generally classified into three types: conductive (sounds have trouble reaching your inner ear); sensorineural (damage to the inner ear), and mixed (a problem between the outer / middle and inner ears).
During the course of your hearing test – conducted at our Canberra clinic or in the comfort of your own home – Helen will determine the source of your issue and suggest a way forward.
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“A national health hearing issue that will not go away is the general unwillingness of Australians to get our hearing checked.”
With one in six Aussies having a significant hearing problem there is no excuse for not having a diagnostic hearing test in Canberra.
Wikipedia’s definition of Hearing Test is:
“A hearing test provides an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person’s sense of hearing and is most often performed by an audiologist using an audiometer. An audiometer is used to determine a person’s hearing sensitivity at different frequencies.”
A hearing test in Canberra is only a phone call away
A Comprehensive Diagnostic Test with your professional Audiologist is a painless process that’s straight forward and will take just under one hour.
During your hearing assessment, we’ll ask about your medical history and then perform the following diagnostic tests:
- Otoscopy – Examination of inside your ears with the same instrument used by your GP or family doctor to examine your ear canal and eardrum. We will look for wax or any other obstructions that might affect your hearing test.
- Audiometry – we will play a series of sounds through a set of headphones to assess your overall level of hearing
- Speech testing – we will test your ability to hear words to assess your functional hearing. This test simulates real-life scenarios and assesses the potential to improve your hearing with the use of assistive hearing devices like hearing aids.
- Tympanometry – we will test the middle ear system for any signs of fluid or other pathologies to determine if you need further medical examination.
If your hearing test – conducted in our Canberra clinic – confirms a hearing problem that could benefit from a digital hearing aid, we’ll discuss suitable assistive technology and style options with you.