Hearing Assessments

for Self-Funded Adults


  • Usually you will see the same Audiologist for the long term.
  • We listen to you to determine what your hearing needs are.
  • Ear wax is removed if necessary.
  • We test your outer, middle and inner ears. We also assess your ability to comprehend speech in quiet and in noisy situations.
  • The hearing test results are explained to you in a non-complex way.
  • We advise you whether a further medical referral is required.
  • We will then explain what options are available to you.
  • Should hearing aids be necessary, we show you various styles and brands and help you to make an informed choice.
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A week or so later we would fit you with your hearing aids. We use a specialised fitting process where we measure calibrated speech sounds close to your eardrums to ensure you are getting the precise levels of speech to aid in understanding. Our process maximises the success of your fitting.

You are shown how to use the devices and can practice in the clinic so that you leave confident in their use.

audiologist fitting hearing device


A few weeks later we get you back to the clinic to ensure you are managing well and are happy with the devices. We discuss if your expectations have been met and we make any changes as required. In our practice it is rare that significant changes need to be made.

Audiologist with client showing details

Ongoing Support

You can visit us during office hours for a free clean and check. You can have your hearing needs reviewed any time changes occur.

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Health Fund Rebates

Some funds provide a rebate towards hearing tests and hearing aid purchases. These can range from nil to $2000, depending on your fund and your cover.

NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

You may be eligible for free hearing aids and services under the scheme.

What Clients Are Saying...

"For many years now I have suffered from deafness. I have tried about six different hearing aids and none of them has been successful. However, in August 2013, I purchased a set of hearing aids from a company trading as WHAT at Lane Cove. These hearing aids are much better than any of the others that I have tried. They can be adjusted in an instant by simply pressing the aid in the right year for increasing the volume or pressing the aid in the left ear for decreasing the volume. A simple quick discrete touch of the aid is all that is needed adjusts the aid. I feel very confident that you will experience the joy that I have had in using these hearing aids."
Bill Cape, NS

"Having been a patient of WHAT Hearing Centre for 11 years and being fitted with 2 excellent hearing aids; my degenerative deafness caused by Malaria reached a point where I needed a Cochlear Implant. Throughout all of my experiences, Damian and his team have been outstanding in their care, advice and professionality. Now I have my first Cochlear Implant and can hear better than I have for 2 decades! It's like a new phase of life handed to me. Without Damian's thoroughness and incredible knowledge & help, I doubt I would have taken the journey to where I am today. Sincere thanks and my family thanks you too for enabling their Dad/Grandad/partner to communicate fully once again!"
Andrew McCourt, LIndfield NSW

"It has been amazing the difference these hearing aids have made. I'm hearing things clearer now that I didn't hear before. Excellent service. Friendly professional staff."
N. Cannon, NSW

"The staff. I love the two pleasant ladies at the front desk. We talk like we are family. And for you Damian to come out to our house since my husband is quite sick has been so appreciated. A very pleasant experience. Also the hearing aids fit comfortably and don't whistle like the old hearing aids. He loves hearing so much better."
Mr and Mrs Connors, NSW

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