Hearing health screenings are carried out at our Goondir clinics and selected schools in the region. Hearing Health screenings are available for the following age groups:

• 0-5 Years
• School Aged Children
• Adults

 Follow-up treatment is available and where necessary Clients may be referred on to the appropriate specialist for further treatment.

 The Hearing Health Coordinator will perform a hearing assessment which includes otoscopy, tympanometry, and general discussion on hearing and behavioural health with you. They will then consult with Doctors, Medical Specialists, Audiologists, Speech Pathologists and other allied health professionals, if needed.

 Program Services

  • Otoscopy – a visual examination of the ear with a special torch called an otoscope
  • Tympanometry – is a test of the middle ear function with a machine called a tympanometer
  • Audiometry – is the measure of how well you can actually hear
  • Access to Visiting Specialists
  • Access to health education and promotion.

 Signs of a potential hearing problem may include:

  • not responding when spoken to
  • asking “what?” all the time or doesn’t appear to listen
  • watching the speakers face closely as if they are trying to lip read
  • looking around to see where the sound is coming from
  • sitting very close to a loud TV
  • pulling at their ears
  • having a particularly quiet or loud voice
  • having poor performance or declining performance at school or work
  • being easily distracted
  • appearing to not like or avoiding socialising
  • erratic or aggressive behaviour
  • reoccurring ear infections.

 Goondir acknowledges all support provided by the Department of Health, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.