The Best Hearing Centres and Audiologists in Canberra


If you are looking for a hearing solution in Canberra and surrounding areas, you may be stuck deciding which hearing centre or audiologist to visit. The truth is, not all provide a comprehensive, long-term and reliable service.

After conducting some local research and reading through our readers’ honest feedback, we’ve come up with a list of fantastic hearing centres in the Canberra region. Have a read and kick-start your journey toward better hearing.

What Makes a Reliable Hearing Centre in Canberra?

What exactly should you be looking for in a reliable hearing centre? We suggest keeping an eye out for the following traits.

  • Fully qualified staff. Hearing and audiology are highly complex, specialist medical fields that require years of study. Look for a hearing centre with a team of qualified audiologists.
  • A comprehensive range of hearing solutions. Whether you are after the latest and greatest in hearing aids, or a budget-friendly solution that will give you crisp and clear sound for years to come, the best hearing centres stock a comprehensive range of products.
  • On-going aftercare. Many hearing solutions require adjustments and tweaking over time. The best audiologists offer thorough on-going aftercare.

The Top Hearing Centres and Audiologists in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

Dr Vass Hearing

For almost four decades, Dr Vass has provided comprehensive, ethical, and independent hearing solutions to Canberra’s residents. With a professional yet friendly environment and a commitment to customer outcome, you can rest easy knowing your hearing is in safe hands.

Dr Vass is well known for his ethical and honest approach to his patients. As one of just 22 Doctors of Audiology in all of Australia, he has the expertise and experience necessary to help you achieve an optimal result.

What’s more, his service doesn’t end when you walk out the door. Dr Vass provides on-going aftercare for his patients and their family.

Brindabella Hearing and Speech Centre

Brindabella Hearing and Speech Centre is one of the largest hearing centres in the Canberra region. Their broad range of hearing, speaking, language, and balance services are carried out by passionate university-trained specialists.

Brindabella Hearing and Speech Centre is independent, so it offers patients a wide choice of hearing products from the world’s leading brands.

A few of our commenters recommended Brindabella Hearing and Speech Centre. One, laughtong, had this to say, “I went to Brindabella Hearing and Speech Centre last year. I am on my 2nd pair of hearing aids, but had a single aid for years before that. I am happy with the outcome this time.”

Value Hearing

After working in the traditional model of hearing services, Christo Fourie developed Value Hearing. The innovative new approach to hearing aids has provided many with effective, long-term solutions.

If you’d like to explore a range of gold standard hearing aids at more affordable prices, Value Hearing in Canberra is worth a visit.

Your Experience with Hearing Centres and Audiologists in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you visited any of the hearing centres listed above? If so, share your experience in the comments area below. Or, share your go-to audiologist. We’d love to read your feedback.

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10 Responses to The Best Hearing Centres and Audiologists in Canberra
zllauh zllauh 2:39 pm 31 Jul 15

Hi semaj,

Few months ago I had taken my nana to a hearing specialist in Barton – I think they charge $ 90 odd for the hearing test which took more than an hour. was what i found from good old google. Good mob.

My 2 cents.

    evolverau evolverau 4:49 pm 18 Feb 20

    @zliauth not sure if you are aware but Helen at Helen King Hearing Solutions now provides services to Her clients at their home. I’m pretty sure Helen King is the only hearing aids and hearing tests provider in Canberra to offer her audiologist services to clients in their own home. “… and she knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat”

elainesaunders elainesaunders 2:58 pm 08 Jul 11

I’m writing on the hearing aid thread, as I’m one of the scientists and owners of Australia Hears. We’ve worked for a long time to get to this point, and our hearing aids are certainly different. We are also trying to be different. We’ve done everything we can to keep costs down, except compromise on the hearing aid quality itself, and (quoting e-patient Dave – does anyone else follow Teds Talks) we think that the client, or the patient is the most underused resource in health care. Do give us a call if you just want to talk about the options, and definitely watch e patient Dave

laughtong laughtong 6:42 pm 04 Jun 11

I too went to Brindabella Hearing and Speech Centre last year. I am on my 2nd pair of hearing aids, but had a single aid for years before that. I am happy with the outcome this time, but was never really happy with the cheaper option 5 years ago.

As aleady stated effective quality hearing aids are not cheap for those unable to access government provided services. The technology has improved immensely and I added a package that converts my fixed phone, mobile phone and TV to my hearing aids via bluetooth. Very effective, neat and practical use of the technology.

Incidentaly there is a recent report on the cost of hearing loss in Australia.

GYW GYW 1:02 am 03 Jun 11

Hi Semaj,

I was diagnosed with a high-frequency hearing impairment several years ago and, like you, was not impressed with the first audiologist I saw, particularly after I spent thousands of dollars on hearing aids that did not meet my needs. I then went to Brindabella Hearing and bought a better pair for $10,000. Unfortunately if you are over 21 and under retirement age and you do not have a concession card you will pay the full horrendous price of hearing aids, not to mention the neverending cost of batteries.

Like you, I am looking forward to the new DIY products that are becoming available (that is, DIY tuning – you just pay for the aids and the software and tune them yourself; still expensive but knocks several thousand off the price). A link I found interesting is here:

I also recommend Better Hearing Australia, an organisation I have recently discovered. Amongst other things, they hold classes in communicating and understanding speech better for people with all types of hearing problems in a really supportive environment. As you are no doubt aware, hearing aids are not perfect and they can never be as good as hearing naturally, but there are things you can do to enhance your communication skills. Their website is here:

I wish you the best of luck.

Padoof Padoof 1:08 pm 02 Jun 11

Check in with the Deafness Resource Centre

switch switch 11:42 am 02 Jun 11

Got a flyer in the mail this week from Brindabella Heaing (sic!) & Speech Centre, Deakin. Maybe you could ask them (or are they the mob you are trying to avoid?).

Moose Moose 8:55 am 02 Jun 11

On a side note, Cosco (coming to Canberra shortly), will be opening a hearing centre. Very very strange…

YoungAndVocal YoungAndVocal 9:23 pm 01 Jun 11

semaj – Unfortunately, I don’t have any recommendations on hearing centres in Canberra, however, with some inside knowledge, I know the Aus Government run a hearing services program through the Dept of Health and Ageing for pensioners and DVA clients. Not sure if you fit into this category, but perhaps contacting the Office of Hearing Services would be a good first step? I know some people have got really great results from this program, but as with anything it can be a bit of a mixed bag.

All the best!

carnardly carnardly 3:55 pm 01 Jun 11

Not sure where you went before but I’ve heard friends refer to William Haas? He’s got an office in town.

DIY? Do you mean hearing aids or other assistive devices like shaking alarm clocks etc.

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