The Audiology team at Wakari and Southland Hospitals specialises in testing the hearing of children, and fitting children with hearing aids.

The audiologists also see adult patients on referral from Ear Nose and Throat, Neurology and Oncology specialities. 

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:

  • Diagnostic hearing assessment for all ages including newborns referred from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
  • Habilitation and hearing aid fitting for children with permanent or significant hearing loss
  • Ototoxicity monitoring


    Audiology team pictured: L to R: Michelle Quinn (Southland audiologist), Robyn McNeur (Professional leader), Sharon Hawkey (Otago audiologist), and Robyn Munro (team administrator).

View the parent whanau information video about the Audiology tests for your baby.



Wakari Hospital, 369 Taieri Rd, Halfway Bush, Dunedin 9010

Southland Hospital, 145 Kew Road Kew Invercargill 9812 

Contact Details

Phone: 03 476 9966 Wakari / 03 214 5794 Southland

Fax: 03 476 9969 Wakari /  03 214 7276 Southland



For further information about the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention programme visit the National Screening Unit website:

The Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health website contains information on maternity services in general and on eligibility for publicly funded health care in New Zealand.

New Zealand Audiological Society
New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS) audiologists are the professionals able to provide advice and treatment for hearing problems.

Enable Enable is a multi-service organisation working to assist disabled people and their families/whānau/hapu, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations. Enable manages Ministry of Health funding intended to improve the quality of life for disabled people. This includes the management of the national funding for adult hearing aid subsidies and children’s hearing aids.

New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children Incorporated
New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children Incorporated (NZFDC) is the Executive of a national group made up of parent groups throughout New Zealand