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"Three out of every four Australians over age 55 have some difficulty hearing. Could you be suffering in silence?"

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Hearing Tests for Adults
  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Hearing Tests for Children from age 4 years
  • Auditory Processing Assessment for Children from age 7 years
  • FREE hearing tests for eligible pensioners and veterans (read more)

There are 4 degrees of hearing loss:

Mild – unable to hear soft sounds, difficulty perceiving speech in noisy environments.

Moderate – unable to hear soft and moderately loud sounds, considerable difficulty in perceiving speech, particularly with background noise.

Severe – speakers must raise their voice. Group conversation is possible only with considerable effort.

Profound – some loud sounds are audible but communication without a hearing device is impossible.

The audiogram is a graph which gives a detailed description of your hearing ability and which can be described as a picture of your sense of hearing.

The audiogram illustrates your hearing ability by showing your hearing threshold at various frequencies. Hearing threshold is an indication of how soft a sound may get before it is inaudible. A hearing threshold of between 0 and 25 dB is considered normal.


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To learn more about how we hear and the types and causes of hearing loss, click here.

Whether you need a basic hearing test or a more complex diagnostic assessment for hearing, auditory processing or tinnitus problems, Ayling Hearing & Audiology Clinic can help.