Audiology - all ages
Dianella's Audiology service provides hearing assessments to persons of all ages from newborns to adults.
Appointments with an Audiologist include a hearing test and ear health check followed by a discussion about the results and your hearing health.
Written reports are provided and referrals arranged as needed.
Click on the links below for further information:
- How we help with your hearing health needs
- What types of assessments and therapies are available?
- Who can access this service?
- Do I need a referral for this service?
- Who do I contact to make an enquiry?
- What does this service cost?
- Where is the service located?
- What hours are you open?
- Can an interpreter be arranged?
How we help with your hearing health needs
Hearing checks for babies and young children - it's important to detect hearing loss in children as early as possible. Good hearing helps children to learn language and to connect with the world around them.
If your child is not hearing well this might affect their development, speech, behaviour and ability to learn. Children should get a hearnig check up if they experience:
- lots of ear infections
- speech delay
- developmental concerns
- behavioural problems
- learning difficulty
Hearing checks for older children and adults having difficulty hearing
Assessments and therapies
- Hearing assessments for children Dianella Audiology service specialises in assessments for young children and babies with special needs.
We make hearing tests fun by playing games aimed at the right level for very young children.
- Audiological testing of newborn babies under 5 months While your baby sleeps we use a computer to accurately and safely assess their hearing.
We work with the Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP) to offer comprehensive follow-up diagnostic services to babies refered through this program.
- Hearing assessments for adults Discussion about using communication strategies to reduce the impact of hearing loss. Tinnitus counselling.
- Hearing Aids We do not fit hearing aids but our Audiologists provide advice based on your hearing levels, enhancing your understanding of the different styles of hearing devices and helping you to decide if they might be of benefit to you.
Pension Concession card holders and those on a Centrelink Sickness Benefit allowance are eligible to receive hearing aids under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. An application form can be downloaded here http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/hearingprogram-4
- For contact details of hearing aid providers, please click here http://www.audiology.asn.au/pdf/service/asa-vic.pdf
Who can access this service?
This service is suitable for people of all ages from newborns to adults.
As we are not a private Audiology service, we are unable to see clients for employment or Workcover related assessments.
For a list of private Audiology services, please select this link http://www.audiology.asn.au/pdf/service/asa-vic.pdf
Do I need a referral for this service?
A referral letter is preferred but not essential.
Who do I contact for further enquiries?
Referrals and enquiries can be directed to our Service Access team on 1300 234 263
Where is the service located?
Please note that this clinic is by appointment only and located at the Broadmeadows Health Service - Dianella Health, Corridor E, Broadmeadows Health Service, 35 Johnstone St, Broadmeadows
If you have an appointment please present at Corridor E (Audiology corridor), An Audiologist will guide you to your appointment.
Is there a cost?
Please refer to our fees schedule.
What are your hours?
Appointments are available Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm.
Due to the high demand for this service, a waitlist applies.
Can an interpreter be arranged?
An interpreter can be arranged upon request.