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Referral process for Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons (E.N.T.)
AYLING HEARING can offer a Medicare item no. for clients referred directly from an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist for audiological diagnostic assessment. This streamlined referral procedure will improve client care and outcomes.
Diagnostic Audiology items are as follows:
- 82306 Non-determinate audiometry
- 82309 Air conduction audiogram
- 82312 Air and bone conduction audiogram OR air conduction and speech discrimination audiogram
- 82315 Air and bone conduction and speech discrimination audiogram
- 82324 Impedance audiogram involving tympanometry and measurement of static compliance and acoustic reflex (not in association with items 82309, 82312, 82315 or 82318)
- 82327 Impedance audiogram involving tympanometry and measurement of static compliance and acoustic reflex (in association with items 82309, 82312, 82315 or 82318)
We are most commonly referred a comprehensive 1 hour assessment which includes items 82312 and 82327 together.
*AYLING HEARING can also offer swim plugs for clients. e.g. those with patent grommets or chronic tympanic membrane perforations.
Referral process for General Practitioners (G.P.)
Referring your patient to AYLING HEARING is easy, and we welcome new clients. To ensure a smooth and time efficient referral, we offer a referral form that can be downloaded below, or supplied upon request by calling 03 9521 8979.
Either the Medical Professional or the client can then phone us on 9521 8979, to organise an appointment.
If the client has a full assessment with us, we can send a comprehensive Audiology report back to the referrer outlining results, usually within 24 hours.
The client may be eligible for the Office of Hearing Services Voucher program. Information on the Office of Hearing Services program can be found by clicking here.
This simple guide provides an indication of when to refer to us.
Refer for a comprehensive hearing test if your patient reports any of the following;
- Difficulty hearing in any situation
- On-going otitis media
- Sense of aural fullness
- A medically diagnosed history of other ear pathology (Otosclerosis, Perilymph fistula, Meniere’s Disease, temporal bone fracture)
- You may also discuss a referral if you or another family member note that the patient is having difficulty.