WHAT TO EXPECT AT MY HEARING TEST
Kapiti Hearing provides premier hearing test services in Kapiti, with ear testing available in Waikanae and Raumati locations. Kapiti Hearing offers a full one-hour diagnostic assessment of your hearing, in a sound-treated environment, certified to the latest ISO standards. Your initial ear testing consultation includes:
- Full history of ear and hearing-related health, as well as a discussion of how any hearing difficulties are affecting me
- Full audiometric assessment (Pure tone audiometry, including Air and Bone conduction testing - the listening test that determines the quietest sounds you can hear at different pitches, and also determines where your hearing loss is located)
- We will assess the health of your pinna (floppy bit on the outside), ear canal, and ear drum
- Speech discrimination testing - how clearly you can hear speech at different volumes
- Middle ear analysis - tests the movement of your ear drums, which can be affected by fluid, negative pressure, or several middle ear diseases
- You will be given a clear and understandable explanation of the results, and appropriate management options
Rehabilitation of your hearing loss may or may not include recommendation of hearing aids. Should you decide to trial a hearing device, a full needs assessment and lifestyle assessment will be carried out, free of charge. Independent advice on the device(s) most appropriate to meet the:
- Type, configuration and degree of your hearing loss
- Listening needs and communication goals you have
- Budget you set out and funding options
A communication plan will discussed based on your listening lifestyle and needs.
Reports will be written to your GP, or ENT specialist, if required. Rely on Kapiti Hearing's exceptional care and expertise for all of your hearing aid and ear testing queries.
WE WOULD LOVE YOU TO BRING A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER TO YOUR EAR TESTING APPOINTMENT
If you are unsure whether you need a hearing test or not, or just want to meet us, you are welcome to book for a free half-hour chat.
Kapiti Hearing provides ear testing for patients from Plimmerton to Paraparaumu, Paekakariki to Otaki, Levin and beyond. Come and experience the difference of our patient-centered hearing tests, because your ears deserve the best.