Hearing loss information and support

Are you a Tasmanian living with hearing loss?

Hearing Link Tasmania has the time and the expertise to discuss how your hearing loss is affecting your life.

The reasons why your hearing deteriorates can be simple or complex. It may be the result of exposure to excessive noise, a medical condition or ageing, or it may be a combination of all these factors.

Perhaps your hearing loss is relatively mild and means that you sometimes misunderstand what people are saying to you or it may be that the extent of your hearing loss means you are unable to use the phone, hear the door bell, the television or participate in conversations.

Whatever its impacts on your life, there are a range of solutions and supports for individuals living with hearing loss. Please read below about some of the services that Hearing Link Tasmania can provide for you and your family.

An audiogram shows the softest levels of sound you can hear and indicates which sound frequencies you can't hear.

An audiogram shows the softest levels of sound you can hear and indicates which sound frequencies you can’t hear.

Hearing Screenings

The first step to managing hearing loss is to find out how severe it is. Our screening audiometrists are able to provide a free hearing test that will map exactly what components in the range of speech sound you are unable to hear.

Following the hearing screening, we will then explain your results and discuss with you how they affect what you can and can’t hear and what that may mean for your day to day life. We will also refer you for a full audiological assessment if further testing is needed.

A hearing screening will take approximately 20-30 minutes and is free of charge for any members of the community over the age of 14 years.

We have a designated day each week for providing free screenings in each of our offices:

Hobart: Free screenings are available every Tuesday, 9am-3pm. Please call (03) 6228 1955 to book.

Find out everything you need to know about assistive listening devices at Hearing Link Tasmania

Find out everything you need to know about assistive listening devices

Technology testing and trials

Tasdeaf has demonstration models of a variety of assistive devices. These devices can help you enjoy hearing the things that are important to you and will also keep you safe.

Devices range from personal amplifiers, television and sound devices, and a range of alerting systems for smoke alarms, doorbells and the telephone.

Check out the Technology for Hearing section of our website to see our full range of technology.