Hearing services

There are a wide range of free hearing services in the Northern Territory (NT) for people with hearing impairments.

These include:

  • diagnostic hearing assessment for adults, children and infants
  • advice and support for people with hearing impairments
  • specialised diagnostic testing for infants who fail their hearing screening through the Newborn Hearing Screening Program
  • visiting diagnostic audiology service to Aboriginal communities and organisations.

For more information in the Top End contact NT Hearing in Darwin on (08) 8922 7110 or email nthearing.darwin@nt.gov.au.

For more information in Central Australia contact NT Hearing in Alice Springs on (08) 8951 6711 or email NTHearingAliceSprings.DoH@nt.gov.au.

For outreach ear and hearing services contact the Hearing Health Program on (08) 8985 8023 or email hearinghealthprogram.doh@nt.gov.au

About hearing loss

Hearing loss is a common condition that can occur at any age and can be temporary or permanent. In Australia, one of the most common causes of hearing loss is excessive noise.

Hearing loss can also happen through illness, accident, exposure to certain drugs and chemicals, or as part of the normal ageing process.

NT Aboriginal children experience among the highest rates of otitis media, an infection of the middle ear, in Australia.

Identifying hearing loss early in children and adults helps with treatment and management.

Last updated: 27 June 2017