The audiologists also see a small number of adult patients (see referral information). They offer an outpatient service for the Waikato region, which is based at the Meade Clinical Centre at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, as well as outreach clinics at Waikato DHB’s rural hospitals.
Audiologists are part of the allied health group of health professionals, and are highly trained in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders.
Services offered by Audiology include:
The unit works in collaboration with:
Hearing therapists from Life Unlimited(external link) provide initial hearing aid assessments and on-going hearing aid support for adults.
Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus
- Audiology Clinic, Reception E, Level 2, Meade Clinical Centre
Outreach clinics at Tokoroa, Te Kuiti, Thames and Taumarunui hospitals
Waikato Hospital Audiology: (07) 839 8794
The Audiology department accepts internal referrals and external referrals from a range of services for children which include (and are not limited to): Plunket nurses, Vision Hearing Technicians and GPs.
They also accept internal referrals and external referrals from a range of services for adults who include (and are not limited to): Hearing Therapists, Audiologists in the private sector, and GPs.
Our audiologists provide a full range of third party funding options for adult hearing aids including ACC, War Pensions, WINZ and ACCESSABLE.
Audiology Referral Guidelines [PDF, 274 KB]
(Revised referral guidelines as at August 2014)