Exploring the experiences of adults with hearing difficulties and their families

Status; In progress. Commenced early 2020. Researchers at the University of Queensland are conducting a study to better understand the experiences of adults with hearing difficulties and their significant others. We are recruiting adults with hearing difficulties since adulthood, aged 50+ years, with and without hearing aids, and their significant others (e.g., friend, neighbour, partner, […]

Explanation of your hearing test results, options and recommendations.

audiologist giving pensioner hearing test results in redlands, Queensland

Having discussed in previous blogs everything about a hearing test, we now reach the final stage where your results are explained, and the clinician gives you their recommendations. A hearing assessment is an opportunity for you to gather information about your hearing health. This allows you to make an educated decision about the options available. Hearing aids […]

What to Expect from a Hearing Test – Speech Tests and Speech in Noise Tests

Redlands hearing test clinic

Speech Tests and Speech in Noise Tests When explaining what is involved in a comprehensive hearing test, we can’t overlook the all-important ‘speech tests’. A simple ‘Speech Test’ performed in quiet, testing each ear separately. A ‘Speech in Noise Test’ testing both ears together in the presence of background noise. At a Glance The brain […]

What to Expect from a Hearing Test – Pure Tone Audiometry A.K.A ‘The Beep Test’

The Beep Test When you think of a hearing test you most likely think of the ‘beep test’; listening carefully through a pair of headphones for different notes to be played at different volumes. In this blog, I’ll explain what happens during this part of the hearing test, and why we do it. At a Glance Beep […]

What to Expect from a Hearing Test – Otoscopy and Tympanometry

Audiologist carrying out hearing beep test of patients ear canal in Brisbane

Otoscopy and Tympanometry Our series of blogs continues with part three: objectively testing the health of the entire hearing system. We start with Otoscopy and Tympanometry and move onto the ‘beep test’. Below I’ll explain each of these in simple terms, so you understand why they are performed. This will give you some things to look out […]

What to Expect from a Hearing Test – How to Prepare

adult man taking hearing test in Cleveland

Hearing Test Preparation Every person has the right to hear well and remain connected with the people around them. Undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss slowly loosens social bonds, reduces quality of life and cognitive health. So, congratulations on being proactive about your hearing health! Whether you are feeling a little nervous about an upcoming appointment […]