Diagnostic Hearing Test

Your Diagnostic Hearing Test at Auckland Hearing

Our main focus at Auckland Hearing is assisting Adults with hearing loss to improve their communication with family, friends and colleagues. The initial hearing test will help us to understand your hearing loss and from there we can discuss your hearing needs. If required you will be referred to a Doctor or specialist for further assessment.

A diagnostic hearing assessment for a GP or ENT specialist (includes report) will take 30 to 60 minutes. If hearing test was recommended by a GP or Specialist or if a referral is required, we will send a report with the hearing results.

If you would like to have an experience listening through some hearing aids, please let us know at the time we book the appointment as we will set aside 90 mins (no extra cost.)

A full hearing assessment is completed by the audiologist to establish hearing levels. This hearing test allows us to see where in your ear the hearing loss is coming from. The diagnostic hearing assessment is a battery of tests and assessments, these include:

After testing your hearing we will explain your degree of hearing loss and possible causes. If needed we write a report back to your GP or refer you to a specialist in the hospital or privately if needed. Hearing loss may be described as:

  • Conductive – where sound is blocked from reaching the cochlear (outer or middle ear)

  • Sensori-neural – where the cochlear is not able to detect all the sounds

  • An auditory processing disorder (APD) – where the brain cannot process the sound it detects.

If your hearing loss is affecting your lifestyle, we can discuss the options that may be right for you.