Hearing Tests in Sydney & the Central Coast

Focus Hearing is equipped to perform adult hearing tests and tinnitus assessments for clients in Sydney. All of our hearing tests are performed using fully calibrated equipment at our Crows Nest office. Each hearing and tinnitus assessment comprises of

a visual inspection of the outer ear (ear canal) to ensure their is no physical blockage such as wax preventing you from hearing well
If significant wax is present the audiologist at Focus Hearing has been specifically trained in wax removal and in most cases this can be done on the spot.
a measure of the function of the middle-ear. This will help to identify a problem with the middle ear that would typically result in a referral to your GP or ENT specialist to determine whether medical intervention (rather than hearing aids) may be required.
a full diagnostic audiogram, which is a measure of the softest sounds you can hear at a range of frequencies that are important for speech perception. This test is administered under headphones. The audiologist uses this information to program the hearing aids according to your hearing levels.
Focus Hearing also uses the LiSN speech in noise test. This test is delivered under specifically calibrated headphones which mimic real world situations where someone is trying to hear a person speaking in front of them whilst there are other people talking on either side. Once the test is completed, the results are analysed by the software and it is then able to provide recommendations on the most appropriate hearing aid technology level. The LiSN test was developed by the National Acoustic Laboratories of Australia (NAL)
If significant wax is present the audiologist at Focus Hearing has been specifically trained in wax removal and in most cases this can be done on the spot.

Tinnitus Assessments

Our audiologist is an accredited Tinnitus Retraining Therapy and Neuromonics  provider. In addition to the tests listed above, a full tinnitus assessment also involves subjective measurements of your tinnitus pitch and loudness.  This information is helpful to determine the most appropriate tinnitus management program for you. We allocate 1.5 hours per tinnitus assessment (15 mins initial discussion, 45 mins testing, 30 mins discussion) to give you adequate time to explain all results and help you better understand this condition. At the end of the tinnitus assessment you will have a much clearer understanding of your options and treatments available to you based on your results and level of disturbance.

Other Services

  • Swim plugs
  • Musician earplugs
  • Noise protection
  • Cerumen (ear wax) removal

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