Kambu Health dedicated Aboriginal Health Workers conduct hearing checks either at school or within our clinic facilities!
The initial screening test is a hearing assessment, which consists of:
An Otoscopy (a visual inspection of the ear)
An Tympanometry (a test of the middle ear), and
An Audiometry Test (listening test)
If any of the above tests are mildly outside of the normal range, then an appointment is immediately made for a 3-month review to see if the conditions causing the hearing problems are short term.
If the tests are well outside of the normal range (or a second test identifies a mild range is still present) then a referral is made to a GP and possibly an Audiologist or ENT specialist for specialised treatment.
Hearing checks are conducted in schools for kids between pre-primary and year seven, every three (3) months.
Hearing check appointments can be made at the clinic or by phoning clinic reception on (07) 3810 3000.