Full diagnostic hearing and 
assessments for children


There are a variety of paediatric evaluations available at 
Attune based on your child’s age and maturity level. 
Hearing tests take around 30 minutes, are painless, 
non-invasive and fun.


Medicare rebates are available for most diagnostic 
assessments. To receive a rebate you must have 
a GP or ENT referral.


8 months - 3½ Years

 

Visual Reinforcement Audiometry

Age

8 months - 3½ yrs (an infant needs to have good neck control and be able to turn their head independently).

Hearing Test

Your child responds to sounds presented through a loud speaker and is rewarded with a puppet show and lights.

Speech Discrimination Test

Your child is asked to identify pictures of words heard 
through a loud speaker.

Middle Ear Test

Same as Pure Tone Audiogram

 

3½ Years - 5 Years

 

Play Audiometry

Age

3 ½ - 5 years

Hearing Test

Your child listens to sounds that are played through headphones and
is asked to 
respond by placing a peg on a board or clapping their hands when a sound is heard.

Speech Discrimination Test

Your child is asked to repeat words or identify pictures of words
heard through the headphones.

Middle Ear Test

Same as Pure Tone Audiogram

 

5 years - 6 Years and above

 

Pure Tone Audiogram (PTA)

Age

5-6 years and above

Hearing Test

Your child listens to sounds that are played through headphones and is asked to respond by pressing a button.

Speech Discrimination Test

Your child is asked to repeat words heard through headphones.

Middle Ear Test

This is an automatic test where a small plug is placed in the child’s ear and measures eardrum movement. This helps us determine the nature of the hearing loss.


(Central) Auditory 

Processing Assessment

A comprehensive assessment for children with 
difficulty hearing in background noise, who may 
present with learning difficulties in the classroom.


Contact Attune today for more information or enquire below!



Children's hearing 

health enquiries


Call our team on:
1800 195 155


Hearing assessments 

for children of all ages


An untreated hearing problem can slow the 
development of speech, language, social and 
learning skills. If you have concerns regarding 
your child’s hearing ability, it is very important 
to take action immediately!



What are the signs of hearing 
loss in babies and children?

 

•   Speaks loudly or whispers while speaking

•   Likes the TV or music played louder than usual or louder than others in the family

•   Speech development stops or is slow compared to other children of the same age

•   Little or no babbling

•   Appears inattentive, restless or expresses some behavioural problems

•   Does not respond to speech from behind or soft speech

•   Problems learning at school

•   Pulls at their ears (may be a sign of ear infection)