About Specsavers Hearing & Audiology

About hearing

About hearing loss

One in five adults in New Zealand experience some degree of hearing loss. However, very few do anything to address it. You probably already get your eyes checked, so why not get your hearing tested as well? We understand how important your hearing is and we want to make sure that you continue to enjoy it for as long as possible. The information here will help you to understand hearing loss, how your ears work and what we can do to help.

How do I know if I need to see an audiology professional?

Senior Audiologist, Kathryn Launchbury discusses some tell-tale signs that may indicate that an appointment with an audiology professional would be beneficial.

Telltale signs of hearing loss

  • Do you turn up the TV or radio louder than is comfortable for others?
  • Is it sometimes difficult to hear what the person on the end of the telephone is saying?
  • Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves?
  • When you’re in a pub or restaurant, is it hard to follow what the person you’re talking to is saying?
  • Have you started avoiding places where you can’t hear properly?

If you are experiencing any of these signs, we advise you to act as early as possible and see an audiology professional.


Specsavers Audiology is rolling out progressively across New Zealand. If you can’t find a store near you, keep your ear out as one could be launching soon!

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