Our Audiometry Nurse Service provides a full hearing assessment for children aged 18 months to 18 years.

The assessment includes:

  • checking the client’s hearing health history
  • inspection of the ear canal and ear drum
  • inspection of middle ear function
  • hearing test

Please book your appointment though the CHI line

Service Access

We accept referrals from your GP, a MACH nurse, speech pathologist, school counsellor or special education teacher. You can also self-refer.

Please bring your referral letter, any previous hearing reports and your child’s Blue Book to your appointment.

Newborn Hearing Screening

The ACT Newborn Hearing Screening Program identifies babies that are born with significant hearing loss and introduces them to appropriate services as soon as possible.

Our trained screeners conduct the screening as soon as possible after your baby’s birth. They place sensors on your baby’s head to record their response to different sounds. The screen usually takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete and you are welcome to stay with your baby during this time.

Results are available as soon as the screen is complete and are recorded in your baby’s Blue Book. Sometimes a repeat screening is required, which is carried out later.

For more information, please contact the Newborn Hearing Screening Program on 02 5124 3194 or visit the Early Parenting and Newborn Care page.


Page last updated on: 7 May 2019