Audiology

Monash Audiology provides diagnostic audiological services to all patients of Monash Children’s Hospital who are consulted in a public outpatient clinics or discharged from an inpatient stay.

Babies and children of all ages and levels of development can be assessed using our comprehensive range of diagnostic assessment techniques.

Written referrals (Outpatient Referral form MRI180) are essential and should be faxed to 46556 for triage.

Our Monash Children’s Hospital service is located in Specialist Consulting 2. We also have rooms at Monash Medical Centre, Moorabbin Hospital and Cranbourne Centre for private paediatric patients.

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

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

About us

Our audiologists are university graduates who have extensive specialist training at post-graduate level and are skilled in paediatric diagnostic assessment. They are all accredited members of Audiology Australia and participate in its continuing professional development program or clinical graduate internship.

Monash Audiology services 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

We offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic assessment techniques and can test the hearing of babies and children of all ages and levels of development.

  • 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)
  • Testing under sedation or anaesthetic.
  • Swimmer’s Ear Plugs – pre-moulded or custom-made

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.

Location

Inpatient service

Outpatient service

Hours of service

Specialist Consulting 2
Monash Children’s Hospital
246 Clayton Road
CLAYTON VIC 3168
Enquiries (03) 9594 2428

Assessment is best performed in our sound treated audiology suites but bedside service is possible, especially for evoked potentials testing. Please discuss with an audiologist.

Most patients are seen as Outpatients in our purpose-built sound treated audiology suites located in Specialist Consulting 2.

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

For further information on Monash Health audiology services at Moorabbin Hospital and Cranbourne Integrated Care Service click here.

Referrals

Internal referrals

Children consulted in Monash Health public outpatient clinics and those discharged from an inpatient stay can be seen at our service at Monash Children’s Hospital.

  • Complete “Outpatient Referral” form MRI180 ensuring all information is complete and legible.
  • Send to Monash Audiology – Clayton for triage – fax: (03) 9594 6556.

Please detail why a hearing test is required and include relevant developmental or medical status, eg. autism, developmental delay. This information will allow us to triage the referral and determine the type and length of diagnostic assessment needed.

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

External referrals 

External referrals are not accepted at Monash Children’s Hospital but can be sent to our other services. Send external referrals to:

Monash Audiology
Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Road
CLAYTON VIC 3168
(03) 9594 2428

Please note that external patients are billed and rebated through Medicare. There is an out-of-pocket cost for all patients other than those having evoked potentials testing, who are bulk-billed.

A doctor’ referral will reduce the out-of-pocket cost, but is not essential.

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