Free hearing test

Learn what happens during our free hearing tests

Our clinics are a CovidSafe environment

Rest assured knowing that we are following every precaution to ensure that we maintain a clean, safe and sterile environment for you.

 

Your hearing appointment with us follows the social distancing and hygiene practices. To find out more click here.

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.

 

Can I get a free hearing test?

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.

When should you get a hearing test?

We strongly recommend getting your hearing checked every year. However, there are signs and symptoms of hearing loss that you should look out for so it becomes more of a priority. 

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.

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Free hearing test explained

What happens during a FREE hearing test

Attending your hearing test

After you have booked your free hearing test at your local Amplifon clinic and you arrive for your appointment:

  • One of our trained staff members will take you to a quiet and sanitised screening room.
  • You will then be played a series of sounds through a set of sterile headphones.
  • This test will run for 20 minutes, and all you have to do is press a button each time you hear a sound.
  • Based on the outcome of your test, it will be determined if you have hearing loss or not.

If you do, you will be recommended to return for a comprehensive hearing test with an audiologist or audiometrist.

The difference between a hearing test and comprehensive assessment

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.

Full comprehensive assessment with an Audiologist

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:

Otoscopy

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.

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 mimics real-life situations and works out the potential to improve your hearing with the use of hearing aids.

Tympanometry

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.

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