The Paediatric Audiology Clinic at La Trobe University offers a range of evidence-based hearing assessments for children. The clinic operates on Mondays only and provides services to children between 12 months and 18 years of age. Assessments are delivered by students who work under the supervision of a qualified audiologist.
What does a hearing assessment involve?
Depending on your child’s age we will play different games to test their hearing. We will also check their ears for any blockage or infection.
When should I take my child to see an audiologist?
- Frequent ear infections or tonsillitis/throat infections
- When there are concerns about your child’s speech/language development
- If your child often asks for repetition or says ‘huh’ or ‘what’, sits close to the TV, or needs the volume of the TV/radio up loud
- If your child has difficulty concentrating, paying attention, or has behavioural problems
- If your child has difficulty hearing in the classroom or the teacher has raised concerns
- When there is a family history or any other risk factor for hearing loss from birth (refer to the Newborn Hearing Screening section in your green book)
How to make an appointment
Please call clinic reception on (03) 9479 1921 to make an appointment.
When you arrive for you appointment you will be asked to complete a client information form and consent form.
If you cannot make your appointment, please call the clinic to change your appointment. Failure to attend a session without notice or cancellation within 24 hours' notice will incur a cancellation fee.
Our fees are not refundable through Medicare or private health insurance.