Audiology

Audiologists provide primary hearing health care, specialising in the prevention of hearing loss and in the identification, assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment of hearing disorders.

Monash Audiology provides comprehensive diagnostic audiological services to all patients of Monash Children’s Hospital.

Clayton
Phone: (03) 9594 2428
Fax: (03) 9594 6556

Moorabbin
Phone: (03) 9594 2428
Fax: (03) 9594 6556

Cranbourne
Phone: (03) 5990 6180
Fax: (03) 5990 6179

To support the Audiology department at
Monash Children’s Hospital:

About us

Audiologists provide primary hearing health care, specialising in the prevention of hearing loss and in the identification, assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment of hearing disorders.

Monash Audiology provides comprehensive diagnostic audiological services to all patients of Monash Children’s Hospital.

Quality 

Audiologists are university graduates who have extensive specialist training at post-graduate level. All Audiologists at Monash Audiology are members of Audiology Australia and participate in its continuing professional development program or clinical graduate internship.

The audiological services offered are also subject to the quality assurance program of Monash Children’s Hospital as part of Monash Health, including test protocols and peer review of performance.

Expertise and services

Services offered 

All services are by appointment only.

Diagnostic assessments are available for newborns, infants and children.

  • Pure tone audiometry (including visual reinforcement audiometry and play audiometry)
  • Speech audiometry
  • Impedance audiometry (middle ear function)
  • Site of lesion Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Diagnostic infant hearing tests (evoked potentials threshold determination, including ABR, Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR).
  • Otoacoustic emissions (OAE, cochlear function)
  • Cortical Evoked Response Audiometry (CERA)
  • Educational Audiology Assessment (minimum age 7 years)
  • Testing under sedation or anaesthetic (MMC only).
  • Loan of assistive listening devices for Monash Medical Centre inpatients
  • Swimmer’s Ear Plugs pre-moulded or custom-made
  • Ear Wraps

Services not offered 

  • Infant hearing screening (Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program VIHSP)
  • Vestibular testing
  • Electrocochleography
  • Cochlear implants
  • Hearing aids for children and young adults under 25 who are eligible through Australian Hearing.
  • General hearing aid repairs, the patient or patient’s family must organise this via their original hearing aid provider.

Audiological services 

Location

Inpatient service

Outpatient service

Hours of service

Monash Medical Centre Clayton
246 Clayton Road
CLAYTON VIC 3168

in Outpatients, (opposite Dental) Level 2 Ground Floor

By appointment. Assessment is best performed in the department but bedside service can be provided. Please discuss with an audiologist.

Internal and external referrals.

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Moorabbin Hospital
Rear of 867 Centre Road EAST BENTLEIGH VIC 3165

Not available

Internal and external referrals – bookings through Monash Medical Centre (Clayton)

Tuesday to Thursday, 9am–5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre
140-154 Sladen Street
CRANBOURNE VIC 3977

Not available

Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Referrals

Internal referrals

Patients are seen at Monash Audiology – Clayton or Monash Audiology – Moorabbin.

Written referral is essential.

Complete a “Consultation and Medical Referral” form (MRI01). Send all referrals to Monash Audiology, Clayton via fax: (03) 9594 6556.

Please provide the following information:

  • UR number
  • name
  • date of birth
  • address
  • telephone number/s
  • need for interpreter
  • reason for referral
  • relevant developmental or medical status, eg: autism, severe language disorder etc.
  • urgency
  • name of the person who is referring
  • from which clinic/program
  • date of referral.

This information will allow us to triage the referral, as well as help determine the type of hearing test the patient requires and the time that needs to be allocated for them.

Results are available in the SMR (OP and Diagnostic tabs).

External referrals 

We accept referrals from all sources such as:

  • general practitioners
  • ENT specialists
  • paediatricians
  • maternal and child health nurses
  • speech pathologists
  • Australian Hearing
  • school nurses
  • teachers
  • parent

All external patients are billed and rebated through Medicare. A doctor or specialist’s referral will maximise the Medicare rebate, but is not essential. A written referral is preferred, but not essential.

Infants under four months of age are bulk-billed (no out-of-pocket expense).

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