Hearing Journey

Little Ears Practice

 

 

All Ears Audiology is located at 63 Dulwich Ave, Dulwich. Parking is readily available on Dulwich avenue or off-street behind our office.

 

 

Reception Staff

 

 

 

You will be greeted by one of our friendly administration staff on arrival.

 

 

 

Meeting All Ears Audiology

 

 

One of our experienced hearing healthcare professionals will meet you and take you to a sound-treated room.

 

 

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First we will spend quality time getting to know you, your lifestyle and your listening goals.

 

 

 

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Following we will perform a thorough assessment of your hearing. This is non-invasive and should not cause any discomfort.

  1. Otoscopy – visual examination of your ears
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  3. Impedance Audiometry – using a small hand-held machine this examines the health of your middle ear and the integrity of your auditory nerve. This test only takes a couple of minutes for each ear.
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  5. Audiometry – Using headphones placed over the ears, or small foam insert earphones, you will be required to indicate the softest sounds you can hear. This can be tiring and requires a high level of concentration. Sometimes a small headband will be placed behind your ears for further testing.
  6. Your ability to understand speech at an appropriate level for your hearing loss will also be assessed. This assist greatly in determining what hearing solutions will be best for you.

We will discuss your results with you in detail and make recommendations that meet your listening goals. Sometimes the results from your hearing assessment may indicate that further testing and/or medical management by an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist is required. At All Ears Audiology we work closely with your General Practitioner and local Ear, Nose and Throat specialists to ensure the health of your hearing system. We will discuss this with you at your appointment if we believe further investigations may be required.

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Using the results of your hearing assessment, we may recommend that you trial a hearing device.Just like glasses, hearing devices take time to get used to. We will give you lots of advice on how to manage and use a hearing device.

 

 

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For some hearing losses, conventional hearing aids may not offer the best solution. The team at All Ears Audiology includes experienced specialists in implantable hearing technology (i.e. cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing devices (Baha)). In fact, we are one of the few clinics able to provide this comprehensive service.

 

Coming to terms with your hearing loss can be difficult. For many adults, hearing has deteriorated gradually and it is only when others start to comment that you realise you have missed hearing things. The sooner you attend to your hearing loss, the better the outcomes and your quality of life.

It is important to remember that at All Ears Audiology you are not alone. We will be with you every step of the way.

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COVID-19 Update

At All Ears & Speech our priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our team and valued clients. We understand the significant impact the Coronavirus is having on everyone and that this is one of the biggest challenges we have all faced. We are in this together and our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your families during this time.

Whilst our practice activities have slowed significantly, our team remains able to assist you with your hearing and speech healthcare. We have reduced our clinical hours, further strengthened our already exemplary hygiene practices and our Speech Pathologists are now primarily providing services online using TeleHealth. 

From the 1st April 2020, we have put the following additional safeguards in place to ensure everyone’s well-being and that our business can continue to look after you and your family.

  • Our administration team will work remotely during the day and attend clinic outside normal clinic hours. This is to minimise contact between clinicians, clients and our admin team. Should at any stage someone be exposed to Coronavirus our risk of transmitting the infection to others is significantly reduced. Kindly leave a message on our answering machine and rest assured we will return your call as soon as possible

  • For NEW CLIENTS – we are here to help and answer any questions you may have regarding your hearing, your child’s hearing or your child’s speech and language development. We can offer initial consults over the phone or via TeleHealth (videoconferencing) to assist. We can then determine whether we need to see you in person urgently or whether we can provide you with services via TeleHealth or other resources to help you in the interim. Again, please leave a message on our answering machine or email us on reception@allearsandspeech.com.au and we will get back to you asap.

  • For clients with URGENT REFERRALS from Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists or other medical practitioners we will see you should you pass our COVID19 questionnaire. As per government regulations we will not see anyone who has: 

    1. travelled interstate or overseas without self-isolating for 14 days

    2. anyone unwell (fever, sore throat, respiratory difficulties)

    3. anyone who has been in contact with someone who has travelled or who may have been exposed to COVID19

We will be offering complimentary online resources and short videos to improve children’s listening, learning, speech and language development during this time. 

For our adult clients we will be providing auditory training resources to make the most of your devices, and lots of information about hearing loss and the various technologies available. Our team are excited to be updating and sharing these resources with you. As always, any feedback, or suggestions on topics that you would like covered will be warmly received.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our clients for your emails, phone calls and supportive comments during this time. These have been so encouraging and brightened our day. Our clients will continue to remain our priority and we can not thank you enough for choosing us as your service provider. 

On behalf of the team at All Ears & Speech please stay safe and healthy.

Nicole Eglinton

Proud Director of the best team of Audiologists & Speech Pathologist in SA