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Paving the way to better hearing

How can you move forward in life without all the facts? It’s difficult, isn’t it? At the Hearing Hub we know it’s important to assess your current hearing to identify the best way to move forward. That’s why we offer a comprehensive hearing assessment service to all our clients.

Our hearing assessments consist of a range of tests designed to provide a complete picture of your current hearing, allowing us to recommend the right hearing solution to meet your individual needs.

In addition to our six conveniently located clinics across Newcastle and the Hunter, we also offer a mobile hearing assessment service. If mobility or transportation is an issue we can come to your home or aged care facility, at no extra cost, even after hours.

The Hearing Hub is your local and convenient choice when it comes to hearing assessments.

STEP ONE – ASSESS

We’ll assess your needs, review different hearing aid options and help you select a device to best suit your life.

STEP TWO – MEASURE

We’ll undertake measurement and testing to get the right fit, ensuring you’re completely happy with your device.

STEP THREE – EVALUATE

We’ll schedule follow up consultations to ensure your device continues to deliver a great outcome for you.

Benefits of getting assessed by the Hearing Hub

Expert Advice

Led by a qualified audiometrist, the Hearing Hub has the expertise to help with all your hearing requirements.

Mobile Options

With access to the best audiological testing equipment, we can come to you to conduct your hearing assessment.

After Care Support

Our support doesn’t end with your hearing assessment. We can recommend solutions and referrals to other specialists if needed.

Rechargeable Batteries

Never worry about replacing hearing aid batteries again. Take advantage of portable rechargeability and enjoy a full day of hearing on a single charge.

Expert Advice

Led by a qualified audiometrist, the Hearing Hub has the expertise to help with all your hearing requirements.

Mobile Options

With access to the best audiological testing equipment, we can come to you to conduct your hearing assessment.

After Care Support

Our support doesn’t end with your hearing assessment. We can recommend solutions and referrals to other specialists if needed.

Rechargeable Batteries

Never worry about replacing hearing aid batteries again. Take advantage of portable rechargeability and enjoy a full day of hearing on a single charge.

What to expect at your hearing assessment

The Hearing Hub uses the latest advances in audiological testing equipment to provide hearing services either in one of our six conveniently located clinics or in the comfort of your own home.

Regardless of the location, you’ll enter a sound-treated booth and wear headphones or soft ear plugs for the duration of the tests, which are non-invasive and painless.

Air and bone conduction testing

For air and bone conduction testing, we’ll communicate with you via headphones and ask you to listen to different tones at various pitches and volumes. You’ll be instructed to push a button or raise your hand when you hear them.

speech testing

For speech testing, we’ll get you to listen to live and recorded speech at different volumes and pitches. You’ll be asked to repeat the words you hear to assess your level of hearing and your level of understanding.

Tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing

For tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing, we’ll place a soft plug that creates pressure changes and generates sounds in your ear. These tests determine how well your eardrum is moving and measures the reflexive responses of the middle ear.

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Frequently asked questions about hearing assessments

How long does a hearing assessment last?

Most hearing assessments only take 30 minutes to complete, depending on the number of audiometry tests undertaken.

How often should I have my hearing assessed?

Most adults should have their hearing checked at least once after the age of 21. However, if you think your hearing is deteriorating, getting assessed more often is best.

Are hearing assessments painful?

No, hearing assessments are non-invasive and painless. You’ll be asked to wear headphones or earplugs and listen to a range of sounds at different volumes and levels. That’s it.

How long does it take to get the results?

You’ll receive the results of your hearing assessment straight after your test. An audiogram will display your results, indicating your level of hearing loss and whether it’s in one or both ears.

Next steps following your hearing assessment

Once the testing is complete, we’ll present your test results on a graph called an audiogram that displays the softest sounds you can hear at different pitches or frequencies. Your results will be plotted in decibels of hearing threshold level (dB HL), with the results of each ear plotted separately, represented by two different lines.

We’ll guide you through the results of your assessment and advise you if there is evidence of hearing loss.  If further testing or investigation is required, we’ll refer you to relevant specialists and provide further information and support where necessary.

If we feel a hearing device is the best solution to address your hearing needs, we’ll discuss different options, based on your lifestyle, level of hearing loss, shape of your ear, dexterity and eyesight. We’ll schedule a follow up appointment for a hearing aid fitting and arrange regular consultations to ensure your hearing solution continues to deliver the best possible outcome

Want to Know More?

Call us today to discover how we can help you reclaim your hearing and get the most out of life.