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Hearing loss is a natural part of life and like any other health-related issue, it’s important it’s not ignored.


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The first step in finding the right treatment is very simple – all it takes is a visit to your local Audika Clinician for a thorough examination of your hearing.

This examination is *FREE to you, it will take you less than an hour to complete and you will be given clear, practical advice about the best solution for your requirements.


*FREE hearing checks are only available to adults aged 18 years or older. Please note if you have been referred to us by your GP/ENT for a diagnostic test,
this may attract a charge. Quote the 'Audika' website when booking your appointment in clinic.

Having a hearing loss does not generally mean that you have lost your hearing completely, and it will not prevent you from enjoying life, but you will feel you are straining your ears and using up unnecessary energy to follow conversations, especially in noise.

An untreated hearing loss may, over time, result in less speech recognition and ability to understand people because the hearing centres in your brain are not optimally stimulated. This will only be a problem if you do nothing about it.

People have been known to wait a number of years° before seeking assistance which increases the potential for hearing to decline and may accelerate the impacts of untreated hearing loss to your brain and lifestyle.  This may include emotional trauma due to social exclusion and inability to communicate to loved ones effectively.

The sooner you are fitted with a hearing aid(s), the sooner you can re-train your brain to recognise and register sounds around you.

°Deloitte Access Economics 2016, 'Social and economic costs of hearing loss in New Zealand', The National Foundation of the Deaf.

Did you know an estimate of 140, 646 people wear hearing aidso in New Zealand? It’s true! And if you’ve had your hearing tested and results showed you would benefit from wearing hearing aids, then visit your local Audika clinic, to discuss the options available to you.


The good news is, today’s hearing devices bear no resemblance to those of yesterday. They’re now petite, lightweight and reliable which means that hardly anyone will notice you’re wearing them. Audika's personalised service means that we will help find a solution that best meets your lifestyle, budget and style needs.



°Deloitte Access Economics 2016, 'Social and economic costs of hearing loss in New Zealand', The National Foundation of the Deaf.

  • Some of the selection factors we take into account when advising on hearing aids include:

  • Personal test results

  • Personal communication needs

  • Lifestyle

  • One hearing aid or two

  • Style or aesthetics of the instrument

  • Size of the ear canal

  • How much ear wax you produce

  • Budget

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Hearing aids are a combination of tiny components including a microphone, amplifier and speaker. Depending on the device, they also offer a range of sophisticated features. All instruments have:

  • Microphones that pick up sound
  • An amplifier that makes sound louder
  • A tiny chip that processes and improves the quality of sound
  • A speaker (receiver) that sends amplified sound to the ear
  • A battery that runs the sound processors


Hearing aids work by amplifying sounds the ears can no longer detect and transmitting the improved signal to the hearing nerve, which in turn transmits the message to the hearing region in the brain.

At first, some people find the sounds seem unnatural but this is because they haven’t been heard for some time. Gradually the brain adjusts and these ‘new’ sounds seem natural again.


Always read the label and follow the instructions.

Get in touch with Audika today toand explore the many options in selecting the right treatment for you.

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