These tests help determine the type and degree hearing loss, the possible causes of hearing deterioration, and help us choose the appropriate treatment for you.
A hearing assessment is painless, simple, not invasive and quick.
To find out more about hearing tests for yourself or someone you think may benefit call us on 02 9360 7779.
Assessments, rehabilitation and mapping, service, repair.
A Cochlear Implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that gives back the sense of hearing to people who do not receive enough benefit from hearing aids to manage in their every day life.
A Cochlear Implant consists of an implanted portion, which is inserted, and an external portion, which picks up, analyses and transmits sounds to the implanted portion.
Hearing with Cochlear Implants has improved dramatically, however mapping appointments and practice in hearing are required to improve tolerance and outcomes.
The implant is inserted by an ENT surgeon and programmed regularly by an audiologist.
Health fund and other rebates may apply to the surgery and device itself.
To find out if Cochlear Implant is suitable for you or someone you know please click here (for leaving contact details and information so we may contact you/them directly).
An audiological assessment identifies the degree of hearing loss in one or both ears and a tinnitus assessment involves matching the pitch and volume of a pure tone presented through the audiometer to the patient’s perceived tinnitus.
Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)
Suitable candidacy includes:
- When the hearing loss is conductive in nature
- Single sided deafness
- People with ear malformations, i.e. when there is no ear canal or middle ear
- Chronic external or middle ear infections where a conventional hearing aid could not be used.
- Dizziness questionnaire: this helps identify frequency and severity of dizziness symptoms and associated lifestyle changes.
- Hearing assessment: This is an important part of vestibular diagnoses because of the close relationship of the inner ear hearing and balance organs. These assessments include: pure tone audiometry (PTA), speech discrimination testing and middle ear function testing (tympanometry and acoustic reflexes).
- Electrocochleography (ECochG): This is a technique of recording electrical potentials generated in the inner ear and auditory nerve in response to sound stimulation using an electrode placed in the ear canal or tympanic membrane. This test is used to detect elevated inner ear pressure or for the testing or monitoring of inner ear and auditory nerve during surgery.
- Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) assessment: This test is used to evaluate whether the otolith organs (Saccule and Utricle) and vestibular nerves (Inferior and Superior) are intact and functioning normally.
- Dix-Hallpike assessment: This is a diagnostic manoeuvre used to identify Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
- Videonystagmography (VNG): This is the most common test administered to people with dizziness, vertigo and/or balance disorders. It is a group of eye movement tests that looks for signs of vestibular dysfunction or neurological problems. It measures nystagmus and other eye movements using an infrared video camera mounted inside goggles that the patient wears.
An ECochG is looking for an indication of the presence of endolymphatic hydrops. The test records the response of the cochlea and the firing along the auditory nerve.
An ABR is most commonly used to test for retrocochlear function as well as test hearing thresholds for clients who cannot carry out a behavioural test as well as for workers compensation clients.
Otoacoustic Emission Testing
Perilymph Fistula Test (PLF)
Dix Hallpike Manoeuvre
Customised Hearing Protection
Here at Precision Hearing we strongly believe in conservation of hearing and provide hearing protection with varying attenuation to suit your needs without affecting the quality of sound: whether you are a musician or enjoy car races on weekends.
- Cleaning tools
- Wax guards