Southern DHB Audiology
Public Service ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery
The audiology team at Wakari and Southland hospitals specialises in testing the hearing of children, and fitting children with hearing aids.
The audiologists also see adult patients on referral from Ear Nose and Throat, Neurology and Oncology specialties.
Audiologists are part of the allied health group of health professionals, and are highly trained in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders.
Services offered by Audiology include:
- Diagnostic hearing assessment for all ages including newborns referred from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
- Habilitation and hearing aid fitting for children with permanent or significant hearing loss
- Ototoxicity monitoring
Procedures / Treatments
Hearing loss can be divided into two types: conductive hearing loss (caused by some sort of mechanical problem in the external or middle ear) or sensorineural hearing loss (caused by disorders of the inner ear, hearing nerve or associated brain structures).… More
Audiometry is the electronic testing of hearing ability. You will sit in a special room wearing earphones and be asked to respond when you hear a noise through the earphones.… More
Typanometry uses sound and air pressure to check middle ear function.… More
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This page was last updated at 2:34PM on August 10, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Audiology.