FUHS offers a range of hearing related clinical service.
FUHS promotes excellence in hearing health care with high standards of audiology and professional hearing care in a non-commercial environment.
- Staff and Services
- When should you have a hearing test?
- If YES, then a hearing test is recommended!
- Following the assessment?
- What types of hearing aids are available?
- Referral Forms
Senior clinical audiologist: Karen Sparrow, Lecturer in Audiology, BA, MSc MAudSA(CCP). Karen has over 20 years experience in clinical audiology and hearing aid fitting both in South Australia and overseas.
- Paediatric hearing tests and parent advice (Children 4 years and over)
Additional Adults Services – Private practice rates apply
- Adult hearing tests, evaluation and advice
- Preemployment tests
- Hearing aid recommendations, fitting & aftercare
- Aural rehabilitation and communication training
- Tinnitus management
- Provision of personalised hearing protection
When should you have a hearing test?
Are you experiencing any of the following?
- Difficulty understanding speech in quiet situations.
- Difficulty understanding speech in background noise.
- Needing the television or radio volume higher than other family members.
- Friends or family complaining that you don’t hear them.
- Difficulty hearing in one ear.
- Hearing loudly enough but not clearly. You think other people are mumbling.
- Experiencing a constant ringing or buzzing sound in your ears.
If YES, then a hearing assessment is recommended!
What happens at a hearing assessment?
- The consulting audiologist will ask a number of questions about your hearing/ your child’s hearing, ears and medical history.
- Ear canals and ear drums will then be inspected using an otoscope.
- Precise instructions will be given for the hearing test.
- Headphones will be placed over the ears and you will listen for tones at low volume levels and indicate whenever a tone is heard. This is played as a game for children.
- Further testing of speech in quiet or embedded in noise may follow.
- Mobility of the ear drums and middle ear may also be measured
Following the assessment?
FUHS places emphasis on:
- Clear explanation of results with medical/ENT referral as appropriate
- Thorough individual discussion of hearing aid options (if appropriate) with reference to lifestyle, hearing needs and budget
- A flexible hearing aid trial period
- Comprehensive evaluation of hearing aid benefit
- Discussion of hearing tactics and strategies
- Regular reviews and ongoing care following the initial hearing aid fitting
Hearing aids are provided privately by FUHS - NOT under the current Commonwealth Government Office of Hearing Services voucher scheme.
What types of hearing aids are available?
- Behind-the-Ear, Open slim tube Behind-the-Ear, In-the-Ear, In-the-Canal, Completely-in the-Canal
- Technology levels include basic digital, medium digital, advanced and premium advanced digital.
- All makes and models from a wide range of hearing aid manufacturers are available and selected to suit the individual.
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SHHH This website is for members of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) and for the wider community of those have an interest in hearing impairment.
HEAR service The Victorian Deaf Society (Vicdeaf), a non-profit organisation, was established in 1884 and is the primary source of reference, referral, advice and support for deaf adults in Victoria.
Hearing Solutions Help any adult with a hearing impairment or who has both vision and hearing loss. They also assist family members and other interested people to learn more about hearing loss, the effects, and the services available.
Phone :+ 61 8 8204 5959
Fax: +61 8 8204 8941
Postal Address :
Flinders University Hearing Services
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Faculty of Health Science
GPO Box 2100
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Dept of Speech Pathology & Audiology level 6 Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park