The Audiology Unit was set up in March 2015 as a part of the Organization’s strategy to pursue early detection and intervention as its core function, as well as provide much needed support services through a multidisciplinary team effort, to the two Hilton schools.

The Unit offers the only infant screening and diagnostic testing services in Fiji. It also provides other hearing screening and testing, hearing aid fittings/repair and maintenance, ear moulds production and speech therapy.

Services include;

  • Otoscopic Examination
  • Tympanometry
  • Play Audiometry
  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions
  • Diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Response
  • Auditory Steady State Response
  • Neonatal Screening Program
  • Parent support programmes
  • Speech Therapy 

The Audiology department is overseen and run by a team of professionals comprising of a consultant audiologist and a therapy assistant. The Unit works in collaboration with Ears Inc.,. who provide advice, up-skilling and training to the Hilton staff. Ears Inc. specialists also visit at least three times each year for specialized clinics.
The Speech Therapy programme is run by a Consultant Speech Pathologist and two Speech Therapy Assistants. The Speech Therapy programmes are currently limited to students registered at the Hilton Schools only. However the therapsist is available for consultation and advice to out patients as well. 

The Audiology and Speech Therapy Unit operational times are Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm. Consultations are by appointment only.