Hearing Assessment

Find Out What Hearing Assessment You Need

Free Hearing Assessment – FREE

Exceptions

  1. If you require the test for medical reasons and need a report sent to your Doctor. If this is the case, we charge $60.
  2. If have hearing aids and require hearing aid adjustments. The hearing assessment is still free, but we will charge $60 for the adjustments component.

Purpose

A free hearing assessment is a quick screen to establish if you have a hearing loss and is intended for people who want to discuss the possibility of hearing aids. Generally we do not do diagnostic tests although the audiologist may advise converting to a full assessment. This option is not suitable for people with medical ear problems, we do not give you a copy of the test, or write a report. Adjustment of your existing hearing aids is not included – we will need to allow more time if you have hearing aids.

Family or support people are welcome to attend appointments and are encouraged to do so at the time. Audiologists work on an appointment basis, so it may be difficult to discuss cases later.

Full Audiological Hearing Assessment – $60

Covers:

  • Full Audiometry assessment – includes Audiogram, Coupler/Insertion Gain, Speech Testing, Tympanometry
  • You are welcome to take a copy of your hearing test with you.
  • Audiologist discussion. If required, the Audiologist will discuss some hearing aid options with you that suit your hearing loss. To determine the most suitable hearing aids, the Audiologist will also ask questions about your lifestyle, your budget, environment and needs.

Medical Assessment / Doctors Report – $60

Covers:

  • Full Audiometry assessment – includes Audiogram, Coupler/Insertion Gain, Speech Testing, Tympanometry
  • You are welcome to take a copy of your hearing test with you.
  • If a report is required for your doctor, this is covered within the $60 cost.
  • A letter is written to your doctor, enclosing a copy of the audiogram, with full explanation of the results of the hearing test, any recommendations, and suggestion of referral if required.The doctors report will be posted within 1-2 working days, usually same day. Please let us know if a report is required to be sent urgently, and we will fax this to your doctor within 1-2 hours.
Industrial Hearing Assessment – $30

Covers

  • An audiometry hearing assessment.
  • OSH industrial official form filled out.
  • By prior arrangement, this can be invoiced direct to the company you work for.
Pilot Hearing Assessment – $60 (unless arrangement has been made to invoice direct to the workplace)

Covers

  • A full audiological hearing assessment.
  • CIA official form filled out.
ACC612 Hearing Loss Report/Assessment – $ Invoiced to ACC

We meet the ACC requirements to undertake any ACC testing and reports.

Covers

  • A full audiological assessment.
  • ACC612 Report is filled in and sent off to ACC with the audiogram.
Childrens Hearing Assessment – $45.00

Tauranga Audiology can do hearing assessments for children 4 years of age and above.

Covers

  • A full audiological assessment.
  • Report to the child’s doctor, teacher or other professional if required.
Note: We do not do ear suctioning for wax, if in doubt go to the ear nurse first, or come in and our friendly support staff will check your ears before making an appointment.