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The quality of your hearing is vital to enjoying quality of life: staying active, staying engaged and maintaining relationships with those close to you.
Unfortunately, your hearing can be affected by a number of factors, from age-related causes to the side effects of illness.
It’s therefore very important to have regular checkups - and Amplifon offers free hearing tests that are a quick, convenient and easy way to get clarity on the health of your ears.
Yes, free hearing tests are available for anyone over the age of 26. No referrals needed - so you can get started today by booking your appointment. There are over 300 Amplifon clinics across Australia, so our service is readily available to help you. You may be eligible for a range of hearing services funded by the government.
Hearing loss is a very common problem - it’s something that affects 3.5 million Australian adults. The good news is that there are many provisions and services in place for those people who experience it.
What happens during a FREE hearing test
After you have booked your free hearing test at your local Amplifon clinic and you arrive for your appointment:
If you do, you will be recommended to return for a comprehensive hearing test with an audiologist or audiometrist.
A free hearing test is the initial 20 minute test completed by one of our hearing care professionals, where the outcome of your test will help identify whether or not you have some form of hearing loss.
A hearing assessment, or comprehensive hearing test, is then recommended to complete if your initial free hearing test identifies hearing loss.
If results indicate hearing loss, further analysis is required through a hearing assessment. This is a more in depth analysis from your first hearing test, taking approximately one hour, and includes the following tests:
Our audiologist or audiometrist will look into your ears, examining your ear canal and eardrum. We will look for ear wax blockages or any other obstructions that might affect your hearing test.
We will play a series of sounds through a set of headphones to assess your overall level of hearing.
We will test your ability to hear words to assess your functional hearing. This test mimics real-life situations and works out the potential to improve your hearing with the use of hearing aids.
We will test the middle ear system for any signs of fluid or other ear diseases and symptoms to determine if you require further medical examination.