Central Audiology - Hearing Solutions

Hearing Aids

Once you have had a full diagnostic hearing assessment one of our clinicians will work with you to select a hearing aid that best suits your lifestyle and listening needs. Because we are independently owned, we are able to choose from a number of products to ensure you’re fit with a hearing aid that isn’t just ‘off the shelf’ but is the perfect fit for you. This includes a range of hearing aids that are wireless, extremely discrete, comfortable technologically savvy. 

We understand that adjusting to a hearing aid can take time. That’s why we offer constant support and follow up with our customers. We offer free follow up appointments for six months to make sure you’re adjusting to and comfortable with your choice of hearing aid.

Am I eligible for Hearing Aid Funding?

There's a wide range of funding options available making hearing aids more affordable than you may think. Our New Zealand Audiology Society accredited audiologists can help guide you through the funding process depending on your eligibility. Funding options may include the following.

Ministry of Health

NZ citizens and permanent residents over the age of 16 years are entitled to a Government subsidy of 1022.22 towards a pair of hearing aids. For individuals with additional needs, further funding may be available.

ACC

If you have been exposed to significant noise through your type of work or if your hearing loss is caused by an accident, you may be eligible for hearing aid funding.

Veterans Affairs

Returned servicemen can be eligible for hearing aid funding

WINZ

We are happy to provide quotes for assistance by Work and Income New Zealand

 

 

Types of Hearing Aids

Receiver in the ear:

This model is fast becoming the most popular style of hearing aid. These devices are cosmetically appealing due to their overall discreetness. They're small, almost invisible, lightweight and are available in range of colours. Sound travels through an ultra-thin wire into a receiver inside the ear giving a clear, natural sound quality. 

Behind the ear:

The behind the ear models are typically the most powerful hearing instrument available. They are shaped as a small curved case that fits behind the ear and are attached to a custom earpiece moulded to the shape of the outer ear.

In the ear:

These models are particularly minute. The components, including the microphone, receiver and battery can be so small they fit into only a portion of the external part of the ear (concha ITC), or deeply into the ear canal (CIC).

Batteries and Consumables

Come on in or talk to one of our team members about the accessories we have on offer and if we can't find it, we can order it in for collection within just a few days.

Hearing Protection

Want to protect your ears from Taranaki's cold water? Or enjoy WOMAD without being left with ringing in your ears? We can make custom fit hearing protection, sleep plugs, swim plugs and musician ear plugs. Just call to book in a quick hearing check, and in 15 minutes we'll take an impression of your ears and within 2 weeks you will have your own customised hearing protection.

My ear drum burst during a diving trip and it became infected. I had to see a number of specialists and it took a long time to figure out what went wrong. Once I was referred to Central Audiology everything moved along quite quickly. I was fitted with a discreet hearing aid, which has really helped my hearing. I was able to get it partially funded and Central Audiology was also really helpful, giving me all the information and help I needed to get used to it.

Mitchell Brown

From the time of my first hearing test, to the recommendation for my first set of hearing aids and all of the subsequent checks and services of my aids over the past 10 years, I have been very impressed with the friendly professional service I have received from the staff of Central Audiology Taranaki.

Ivan Willis

I have recently upgraded my hearing devices. These are brilliant. I have gained noticeable improvement in the quality of my hearing. I can hear sounds I have long forgotten.

John Mckenzie

I would highly recommend Central Audiology to friends. They are very helpful and the hearing aids I have are awesome! They even directly connect to my iPhone so that I can listen to all of my favourite music.

Brian Rogers