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Free hearing test

When it comes to staying healthy, having a hearing test is just as important as any other health check-up. If you suspect that you have hearing loss, you are welcome to book a free hearing test with one of our hearing care experts.

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6 signs you should consider a hearing test

The signs of hearing loss may be slow to develop and difficult to identify, or they can also be sudden and obvious. If you are aware of the general signs of hearing loss, then you will be in a better place to recognise problems.
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1. Following conversation is difficult
You have difficulty following group conversations (or when background noise is present)
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2. Phone conversations are unclear
You have trouble following phone conversations and often have to ask people to repeat what they say
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3. People seem to be mumbling
You often ask people to repeat themselves. Sounds seem unclear, or people sound like they are mumbling
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4. Difficulty locating sounds
You have difficulty locating where sounds are coming from
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5. Signs of tinnitus
You experience ringing or buzzing sounds in your ears (called tinnitus)
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6. TV is difficult to hear
Your friends and family say you turn the television up too loud
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Would you like to get your hearing tested?

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3 ways to book a hearing test

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Request a call back
Fill out an online form to request a call back within 24 hours. Our customer service will then assist you in booking your hearing test.
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Book an appointment online
Using our online booking tool, book a free hearing test online at your preferred time.
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Use our hearing center locator to find the nearest hearing center.
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3 reasons to test your hearing at Audika


Experts in hearing care
Our certified audiologists conduct non-binding hearing tests with Real Ear Measurements and same-day results.


Quality hearing aid solutions
We offer a broad selection of the latest digital hearing aids from multiple award-winning brands. Risk-free 30 day trials.


Aftercare services
As an Audika customer you are entitled to free hearing aid batteries, adjustments, cleaning and repair services.
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Before, during and after a hearing test

What to expect at a full hearing test

You might be wondering what takes place at a hearing test, such as how your clinician will check for hearing loss and what you can expect to learn.

Our short video will provide you with what you can expect at a full hearing test appointment with an Audika clinician. 

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What to expect at a full hearing test.
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At Audika we have three ways of checking your hearing :

  • a 15 minute AMTAS computer screen,
  • a 30 minute screening test with a clinician,
  • and a 60 minute full test with a clinician.

When you contact us, we will determine the most suitable hearing check for you.

Let’s take a look at what happens at a full test with a clinician.


A clinician will begin by asking you about your hearing health history.

This can help the clinician better tailor a hearing solution to your individual needs.


This discussion is followed by a visual ear examination.

Your clinician will check for any earwax blockages or other irregularities.


Now you will undertake the hearing test.

This includes a series of tests – such as listening to tones, speech and middle ear tests.

These tests measure various elements of your hearing and help us to gain a thorough understanding of your hearing abilities and ear health.


Upon completion of your hearing test, you will get same-day test results.

Your clinician will discuss your results with you and provide a recommendation where appropriate.


If you have no hearing loss, you will be advised on healthy hearing practices and how to help protect your hearing through the years.

If you are over 65, we recommend that you test your hearing once a year.


If hearing loss is detected, you will receive advice on hearing care solutions including hearing aid options.

If hearing aids are suitable for you, we will assist you in choosing the best hearing aid solution for your lifestyle and budget.


A full hearing test takes about 45- 60 minutes to complete.


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Ben de Farias
Ben De Farias | Group Clinical Trainer NZ / Clinician

MAud, BSLP (Hons)

Ben has a deep passion for helping people hear better. For the past 5 years Ben been a showcase of the lifechanging difference hearing care professionals make. He has strong expertise in a wide range of hearing products and solutions, and has been involved in the training and development of other audiologists.

Excited to share his passion for hearing health and excellent clinical care to a larger team , Ben grown into the role of Regional Operations Manager, Bay of Plenty. Ben's current role allows him to promote, recognise and share the many successes of the New Zealand Audika team while providing the best possible service and care to clients.