The path to a hearing solution

A hearing test can identify problems that you might not know you have, and bring you a step closer to finding a solution to assist with your hearing loss.

A path to a hearing solution

A hearing test can identify problems that you might not know you have, and bring you a step closer to finding a solution to assist with your hearing loss.

A hearing screening is a simplified test, usually offered for free, designed to broadly identify the potential for hearing problems. Failing a screening is not always an indicator that you have a serious hearing problem, and screenings offer no diagnosis. Patients who fail a screening are usually advised to undergo a hearing test.

A hearing test at an Independent Hearing Centre is a full audiological assessment. This assessment will identify the precise level of impairment and possible causes, enabling accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment to restore your hearing.

Importantly, hearing tests can also identify problems you may not know you have, that may require medical intervention.

If you suspect a hearing problem, contact us today to talk with one of our Audiologists.

 1300 182 289

You do not need a referral to meet with our audiologists, undertake an audiological assessment or have hearing devices fitted.

However, if you wish to claim any government assistance for a hearing assessment, you will need to visit your GP for a referral, to enable your claim.

If your audiological assessment uncovers a condition that requires medical intervention, we will refer you to your GP, or appropriate medical specialist for your condition and explain the treatment pathway.

After a full audiological assessment and diagnosis of your specific hearing problem, our audiologists will recommend a solution. This often, though not always, involves some form of hearing device.

Hearing aids and implants vary in size and style and how they fit to your ear; but they all carry the same basic parts that carry external sounds, most importantly speech, to your ear. Some are so small they are invisible on most people; others fit wholly or partly into the ear canal. Others fit behind the ear with a very slim tube/wire running in to the canal. The body of the aid is so small it is hidden by the ear even on a small person.

You will have the opportunity of a free trial of your new hearing aid to see how well it works for you and your lifestyle.

Tinnitus is a common condition, and whilst for some people it can be just be an occasional annoyance, for others it can have a significant impact on their daily life.

After careful audiological assessment it may be recommended that patients see an ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) specialist to determine if there is any underlying otological pathology that requires medical treatment.

Modern research on tinnitus has revolutionised its treatment. Identifying the importance of the brain in maintaining the tinnitus signal is especially key, leading to several tinnitus interventions with highly successful outcomes.

  • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy program,
  • Supplementary therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnosis.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) involves counselling and auditory therapy over 6-18 months with studies showing  that  about  90% of  patients  reach  a  positive  result.

It is based on the belief that everyone has tinnitus but the majority of people do not hear it. The goal of TRT is to retrain the brain to suppress the tinnitus sound by retraining the auditory, limbic and autonomic nervous systems to process the tinnitus sound in a neutral way, enabling it to become less noticeable – a process called habituation.

An important component of TRT is the appropriate use of sound in one’s environment to facilitate the retraining process. Various devices are utilised to achieve this such as hearing  aids in the case of hearing loss, or in  the  case  of  normal  hearing,  White  Noise  Generators.

Supplementary Tinnitus treatments

An Audiologist and psychologist may also recommend Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Hypnosis.

CBT has been widely and successfully utilised to treat people who experience chronic health problems, such as back pain. CBT can reduce the patient’s distress caused by the tinnitus and assist with the habituation process. Changing negative thought process may help reduce tinnitus distress, annoyance, severity and awareness.

Hypnosis is used in tinnitus management to assist with relaxation, changing thoughts regarding the tinnitus, improving sleep disturbance and many other issues. This can lead to a reduction in tinnitus awareness.

If you suffer from Tinnitus, contact us today to talk with one of our Audiologists.

 1300 182 289

A hearing screening is a simplified test, usually offered for free, designed to broadly identify the potential for hearing problems. Failing a screening is not always an indicator that you have a serious hearing problem, and screenings offer no diagnosis. Patients who fail a screening are usually advised to undergo a hearing test.

A hearing test at an Independent Hearing Centre is a full audiological assessment. This assessment will identify the precise level of impairment and possible causes, enabling accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment to restore your hearing.

Importantly, hearing tests can also identify problems you may not know you have, that may require medical intervention.

If you suspect a hearing problem, contact us today to talk with one of our Audiologists.

 1300 182 289

You do not need a referral to meet with our audiologists, undertake an audiological assessment or have hearing devices fitted.

However, if you wish to claim any government assistance for a hearing assessment, you will need to visit your GP for a referral, to enable your claim.

If your audiological assessment uncovers a condition that requires medical intervention, we will refer you to your GP, or appropriate medical specialist for your condition and explain the treatment pathway.

After a full audiological assessment and diagnosis of your specific hearing problem, our audiologists will recommend a solution. This often, though not always, involves some form of hearing device.

Hearing aids and implants vary in size and style and how they fit to your ear; but they all carry the same basic parts that carry external sounds, most importantly speech, to your ear. Some are so small they are invisible on most people; others fit wholly or partly into the ear canal. Others fit behind the ear with a very slim tube/wire running in to the canal. The body of the aid is so small it is hidden by the ear even on a small person.

You will have the opportunity of a free trial of your new hearing aid to see how well it works for you and your lifestyle.

Tinnitus is a common condition, and whilst for some people it can be just be an occasional annoyance, for others it can have a significant impact on their daily life.

After careful audiological assessment it may be recommended that patients see an ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) specialist to determine if there is any underlying otological pathology that requires medical treatment.

Modern research on tinnitus has revolutionised its treatment. Identifying the importance of the brain in maintaining the tinnitus signal is especially key, leading to several tinnitus interventions with highly successful outcomes.

  • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy program,
  • Supplementary therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnosis.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) involves counselling and auditory therapy over 6-18 months with studies showing  that  about  90% of  patients  reach  a  positive  result.

It is based on the belief that everyone has tinnitus but the majority of people do not hear it. The goal of TRT is to retrain the brain to suppress the tinnitus sound by retraining the auditory, limbic and autonomic nervous systems to process the tinnitus sound in a neutral way, enabling it to become less noticeable – a process called habituation.

An important component of TRT is the appropriate use of sound in one’s environment to facilitate the retraining process. Various devices are utilised to achieve this such as hearing  aids in the case of hearing loss, or in  the  case  of  normal  hearing,  White  Noise  Generators.

Supplementary Tinnitus treatments

An Audiologist and psychologist may also recommend Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Hypnosis.

CBT has been widely and successfully utilised to treat people who experience chronic health problems, such as back pain. CBT can reduce the patient’s distress caused by the tinnitus and assist with the habituation process. Changing negative thought process may help reduce tinnitus distress, annoyance, severity and awareness.

Hypnosis is used in tinnitus management to assist with relaxation, changing thoughts regarding the tinnitus, improving sleep disturbance and many other issues. This can lead to a reduction in tinnitus awareness.

If you suffer from Tinnitus, contact us today to talk with one of our Audiologists.

 1300 182 289

Don’t wait, call us today.

Talk with our Audiologists for independent and honest advice for your hearing condition.

1300 182 289

Don’t wait, call us today.

Talk with our Audiologists for independent and honest advice for your hearing condition.

1300 182 289

rootThe Path To A Hearing Solution