Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons (E.N.T)
Referral process for Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons (E.N.T)AYLING HEARING can offer bulk billing through Medicare 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 audiometry82309 Air conduction audiogram82312 Air and bone conduction audiogram OR air conduction and speechdiscrimination audiogram82315 Air and bone conduction and speech discrimination audiogram82324 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.
General Practitioners (G.P)
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 pad that can be downloaded below, or supplied to your Medical Practice upon request.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 Doctor’s report back outlining results, usually within 24 hours.The client may be eligible for the Office of Hearing Services Voucher program.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 situationOn-going otitis mediaSense of aural fullnessTinnitusA 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.