Free hearing checks
The Freedom difference
Many service providers offer free basic 15-minute hearing tests. At Freedom Hearing, we go the extra mile for you. Our free hearing tests are comprehensive and take 60 minutes because our audiology professionals are thorough with their testing and take the time to properly discuss your results, your needs and the options available with you. A full hearing assessment still at zero cost? That’s value that is loud and clear.
Why should you check your hearing?
Just like going to the doctor for routine examinations or a dental check-up, its important to prioritise and monitor your hearing.
Hearing loss is most often a gradual process. By the time you notice signs of hearing loss, the damage could already be fairly significant.
Even if you think your hearing is reasonable, it’s still important to get your hearing tested by a hearing care professional annually. The sooner hearing loss is recognised, the sooner you can take action to prevent it from adversely impacting your life.
One of the most common things we hear our customers say is, “I should have done this years ago!”. Don’t put it off any longer. Book your free hearing check now.
What to expect at your hearing check?
All hearing checks are conducted by a qualified audiology professional. The total consultation takes 60 minutes. During this time we make you feel as comfortable as possible.
The main objectives of the hearing assessment are to pinpoint hearing loss, measure the severity and analyse your ability to hear and comprehend sounds. The assessment is made up of simple, non-invasive tests that include:
- Hearing Test – you will be fitted with sound-calibrated headsets or earphones. A series of simple tones will play and you simply respond by pressing a button.
- Speech Discrimination Test – you are asked to repeat words heard through headsets or earphones.
- Tympanometry Test (also known as a middle ear test) – a quick objective test. A small plug is placed in your ear to examine the middle ear and how well your ear drum moves. It allows your clinician to evaluate the function of the eustachian tube, upper auditory pathways and reflex contraction of your middle ear muscles.
Your audiology professional
After your hearing assessment, your audiology professional will:
- Diagnose the type of hearing loss and determine the severity
- Identify any lesions detected within the auditory system
- Help to establish the cause of hearing loss
- Discuss your test results with you
- Recommend appropriate treatment, solutions or medical intervention
- Demonstrate hearing aids and determine the most suitable model for your hearing loss
- Discuss available pathways to obtaining hearing aids, such as WorkCover, the Commonwealth Government Hearing Services Program and private hearing care (including private healthcare rebates and zero-interest flexible payment plans).
Three simple steps to book your free hearing check
- Complete the booking form – simply fill in the easy online form
- Confirm – Keep your phone handy because we’ll be in touch within 24 hours (Mon-Fri). We’ll confirm your preferred clinic location and book a date and time that suits you.
- See you soon! – We look forward to welcoming you at your local Freedom Hearing clinic.