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Southern DHB Audiology

Public Service, Allied Health, 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
  • Auditory Processing Assessment
  • Ototoxicity monitoring


Procedures / Treatments

  • Hearing Loss

    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

  • Hearing Tests

    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

  • Tympanometry

    Typanometry uses sound and air pressure to check middle ear function.… More

Contact Details

Kew Road
Southland 9812

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Street Address

Kew Road
Southland 9812

Postal Address

Southland Hospital
PO Box 828
Invercargill 9840

This page was last updated at 4:28PM on December 16, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Audiology.