Canberra’s leading hearing specialist

Dr Vass is a respected and trusted member of the hearing industry with over 37 years experience, he is a founding member of ACAud and an active participant in raising awareness for hearing health. His practice offers the best in professional, independent advice, with a ‘patient – centred’ approach. Dr Vass and his team are committed to providing patients with outstanding service and aftercare. Dr Vass is an independent Doctor of audiology servicing  Canberra and its surrounding regions. His practice is located in the John James Medical Centre (next to the John James hospital) in the medical precinct of Deakin.

Being an independent specialist means that the patient and their needs come first’. (Dr Vass)

"Hearing aids don't need to be a big deal"

Dr Vass Hearing

  • We offer diagnostic hearing assessments for adults and children (age 4+). Patients are tested in a sound proof booth with all results immediately available and explained. We work closely with your GP or ENT doctor, offering professional, independent advice about your hearing.
  • Dr Vass uses the latest diagnostic and rehabilitation equipment. All of our equipment is calibrated by qualified and independent certifiers so that you can be sure of the accuracy of our tests.
  • We provide professional advice about your hearing and advise whether a hearing aid might be of benefit. A 30-day trial of your new hearing aids is part of the service we provide and we offer on-going after care.
  • We provide services to eligible Commonwealth Government clients. If you have a Pension Card or DVA white or gold card, we can help you to obtain services. Office of Hearing Services (OHS) clients may be eligible for free hearing aids under the program. Clients already in the program are welcome to transfer to The Dr Vass Hearing Clinic.


Dr Vass guest speaker and world renowned lecturer

Dr Vass has been a leader in the field of hearing for more than 37 years and his commitment to the industry has lead him to published many articles and journals on the subject as well as travel the world lecturing on the topic of hearing health. He has been described as a ‘thought leader’ within the industry and is a strong believer in continuing education. He completed his masters in audiology 1978 and since then has enjoyed lecturing on the topic of hearing both in Australia and worldwide.

If you would like to enquire about Dr Vass speaking at an event please email and we will contact you shortly.

Dr Vass media and publications

We hear with our brain: Hearing Awareness Expo keynote speaker 26 August

Dr Vass 7:30 report : ABC, 6 October 2015




Ask Dr. Vass a question

I’ve been told to put off getting hearing aids as long as possible. Is this right?

The advice is contrary to current research. The brain will “hard wire” to the hearing loss. When you finally do get hearing aids there is an acclimatisation which will need to occur to rewire the brain to the sounds from the hearing aid. Waiting years to get a hearing aid will also mean that the brain has less plasticity which affects your ability to adapt to the new sounds.

My friends have hearing aids that they don’t wear. Why?

Some people are not ready for hearing aids and are sold a hearing aid too soon. Getting the right advice about hearing and hearing aids might have saved them the expense of buying the wrong hearing aid. Also, people are often “sold” on the benefits of a hearing aid without being told of the limitations. This sets up unrealistic expectations.

Does it really matter where I go for hearing services?

There is no licensing in Australia for people who sell hearing aids or do hearing tests. Therefore, there is a wide range of skills and qualifications among people who provide services. Some large multinational companies sell hearing aids to the public via retail chains. These companies will likely sell you one brand of hearing aid which may exclude you from other hearing aids that could be more beneficial to you.

Are hearing aids expensive?

Hearing aids vary in price. The lower priced hearing aids are good but may not function as well as a more expensive hearing aid with background noise. We can discuss price vs. performance. If you need a hearing aid, then you will be given a choice of hearing aids and advice as to why a particular hearing aid is best for you.