Paediatric Audiology

Paediatric Audiology

RIDBC Jim Patrick Audiology Centre at North Rocks is a family-friendly audiology clinic offering a full range of children’s audiological services. The Centre incorporates the latest technology for hearing assessment of children from birth onwards.

Our tests are performed in a sound booth, designed to be child-friendly with the use of toys in a play-like environment. For children under 3 years of age, or who have special needs, two highly-trained audiological staff are used.

To see examples of the techniques and systems used by our audiologists in action, please refer to the video on this page.

Audiological tests available include:

  • Behavioural hearing testing for all ages
  • Electrophysiological studies including:
    • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing
    • Otoacoustic Emissions testing
    • Acoustic Impedance testing
  • Speech perception testing

Who is eligible for testing?

RIDBC Jim Patrick provides service to all children from birth to 18 years of age.

How do I access the service?

For further information and appointments contact the  Jim Patrick Audiology Centre on (02) 9872 0872. To enable families to access a rebate through Medicare, a referral from a medical practioner, along with the child’s medicare card need to be brought to the appointment. Bulk billing may be available if you meet certain criteria. Please discuss billing when making the appointment.

Where is the centre?

The RIDBC Jim Patrick Audiology Centre building is located at  361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks, 2151. There is plenty of free parking available.


For further information, call our friendly team on 02 9872 0872.