Description 

Audiologists evaluate, diagnose and treat children and adults with hearing loss and balance disorders. They treat people of all ages and with all types of hearing loss. Audiologists also prescribe and fit hearing aids and other aids for people who have problems with their hearing.

Audiologists work in hospitals, private practice and university departments. They may also work in industry to help develop noise control programs that protect hearing in the workplace. Some audiologists work in research, helping to develop new technologies such as cochlear implants.

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Services provided

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Information and advice
  • Screening and tests
  • Evaluation and diagnosis of hearing loss
  • Evaluation and diagnosis of vestibular (balance) disorders
  • Preparing, fitting and dispensing of hearing aids
  • Worker's compensation and Department of Veteran's Affair's requirement

Eligibility

Appointments can be made directly without a referral.
Your doctor or other health professional may also refer you to an audiologist.

How to access

To find an audiologist near you, enter your postcode or suburb below.

You can also visit: Local hearing services directory.

Costs

The cost of audiology services varies depending on the procedure. Contact the clinic before you attend if you are unsure of the cost.

Medicare

Medicare covers audiology fees for individuals who are eligible under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program.

To find out if you are eligible, visit the hearing services website. 

Private health funds

Audiology fees are covered by some private health funds but your coverage will depend on your insurance policy.