Referrals for hearing assessment can be made when either a child, family member, teacher, healthcare provider or other person raises concerns about a child's hearing ability. A hearing assessment may then be arranged by the child's parents or in consultation with a:
Free hearing assessments for children can be arranged at the Community Health Centre or the Audiology Department at the local hospital.
An assessment can be arranged through other providers including Commonwealth funded and private audiologists, although not all may have paediatric expertise and equipment and may incur a fee.
The following routine hearing screening programs may be available in your area:
For more information contact the SWIS-H Coordinator at your maternity hospital or go to SWIS-H.
Referrals for hearing assessment can be made when either an individual, their family, carers, employers or health care providers raise concerns about an adult's hearing. An individual may contact an audiologist directly or a referral can be made in consultation with a:
At the age of 27 years most people who have been receiving hearing support services from a paediatric program or Australian Hearing will need to change service providers. Existing services can provide information to assist them in finding an appropriate provider.