Hearing and balance testing

Hearing and balance testing

Neurosensory's comprehensive hearing and balance tests are of the highest standards. Our caring and professional staff provide thorough examinations, working closely with our aligned Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons to offer the best solution for all ages, from babies to young children, through to adults.

Hearing test experts

How do Neurosensory hearing tests differ from other hearing care providers?

Neurosensory are the hearing test experts, providing the best hearing tests in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Sydney and northern New South Wales.

Our hearing health care professionals are highly trained and ensure every client receives a thorough diagnostic hearing test, not just a hearing screen.  We provide recommendations and solutions based on proven clinical guidelines only in a friendly and supportive environment.  Unlike most hearing care providers, our staff are not paid commissions and always seek the best solution to meet your individual needs.

What is the difference between a hearing test and a hearing screening?

The problem with a simple hearing screen is that it cannot test all pathways which help us to hear, so there is a risk of an incorrect assessment.  A hearing test at Neurosensory will examine:

  • The precise level and range of hearing loss. This helps our clinicians determine, for instance, the right hearing solution where hearing aids are required.
  • Where exactly the loss has occurred within the ear (inner, middle or outer ear). This is necessary so that the cause of the hearing loss can be accurately determined and if required, medical intervention can be promptly organised.
  • Word recognition, to be able to determine at what volume a client can hear correctly. This is necessary to make sure that the correct hearing solution is found, whether it be hearing aids or Cochlear implants.  This test is only performed routinely by a small number of highly specialised hearing health care providers world-wide.

At Neurosensory, the hearing health of our clients is our highest priority, which is why we always insist on a comprehensive hearing test as part of our complete hearing health care promise.

Hearing tests for babies and young children

What should I expect?

All our hearing tests are non-invasive, with a range of testing procedures designed with babies and young children in mind. Our caring staff ensure that all tests are age appropriate, while remaining comprehensive, to achieve the following: 

  • Accurately determine the location and cause of the hearing loss; 
  • Measure the precise level and range of the hearing loss, so the correct solution can be identified; and
  • Identify the type of hearing loss your baby or young child has.

Learning to hear and listen properly are vital as part of your child’s social and educational development. It is important to address any hearing loss as soon as it is identified to prevent your child from experiencing learning difficulties. 

At what age can my baby or young child have a hearing test?

A baby’s hearing can be tested accurately from 24 hours of age. Most hospitals conduct a hearing screen test for newborns. However, if your baby:

  • Did not get a hearing screen in the hospital; or
  • The hearing screen was negative, or
  • You think they may have developed a hearing loss since their first hearing screen test,

a subsequent hearing evaluation would be recommended. Neurosensory is fully equipped to test newborns. 

What should I do next?

If you think your baby or young child might have a hearing loss, call Neurosensory on 1300 965 513.

Tests for Auditory Processing Disorders and learning difficulties

What should I expect?

Our staff work with many children and will tailor the testing for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) to the individual maturity level of your child.  Our hearing health care professionals will thoroughly investigate the cause of the learning difficulty, supporting you to get the best outcome for your child.

At the Neurosensory, the test for APD includes a comprehensive evaluation of:

  • The inner, middle and outer ear, to accurately determine the cause and location of the hearing loss.
  • Your child’s hearing threshold to clarify at what volume your child can hear correctly in different hearing environments.
  • A wide range of skill sets so that any learning difficulties can be accurately diagnosed.

While many other hearing care providers will only test one skill area of your child, at Neurosensory, we test all relevant skill areas.  A proper diagnosis is vital in order to be able to identify the correct solution for your child's learning difficulties and provide the best help to parents and teachers. 

What should I do next?

If you think your child has an Auditory Processing Disorder, call Neurosensory on 1300 965 513.*

*Children develop listening and comprehension skills over time, so we would recommend that your child has reached at least 6 years of age before booking them in for an APD consultation.

Hearing tests for adults and older children

What should I expect?

We provide an extensive range of advanced hearing tests utilising the latest diagnostic equipment. Our caring staff will ensure that your hearing health is thoroughly investigated, with a comprehensive evaluation of:

  • The inner, middle and outer ear to accurately determine the location and cause of the hearing loss. Any number of ear problems could contribute to hearing loss.
  • The precise type and range of hearing loss - a critical step in finding the correct hearing solution for you.
  • Word recognition, to determine the volume at which you can hear accurately. This is a highly specialised test, which is not commonly performed by many hearing care providers.  It is, however, very important for accurate hearing aid selection.

 What should I do next?

If you think you, or a loved one, might have a hearing loss, call Neurosensory on 1300 965 513.

Tests for dizziness and balance disorders

What should I expect?

Neurosensory provides the broadest range of advanced balance testing procedures.  Our highly trained hearing health care professionals utilise sensitive testing equipment to accurately determine the location and cause of your dizziness or balance disorder. 

Neurosensory evaluates all pathways, which work together, as part of the complex human balance system, and you will be guided through the comprehensive tests which examine these.  The testing process is easy, requiring you to lie on a comfortable bed and later, sit up in a chair, as you follow the instructions of the hearing health care professional.

What should I do next?

If you think you might have a dizziness or balance disorder, call Neurosensory on 1300 965 513.