Hearing Aid Funding Options
There exist a range of funding options for intending hearing aid purchasers summarized in the following dot points. To explore in greater detail the funding source most relevant to yourself please scroll further down for the information you seek.
As every situation is unique ACE Audiology recommends you contact us for out obligation free advice via the “Contact Us” link or by phone.
HEARING SERVICES PROGRAM FOR PENSIONERS AND VETERANS
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS AND HEARING AIDS
SENIORS AND CARER CARD BENEFITS
WORKERS COMPENSATION FOR HEARING LOSS
INCOME TAX OFFSETS FOR DISABILITY AIDS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME ( excludes hearing aids)
- ABOUT THE NDIA & NDIS
The Hearing Services Program for Eligible Pensioners and Veterans
The Australian Government funds the Hearing Services Program (HSP) to provide hearing services to eligible Pensioners and Veterans via a voucher scheme. A voucher is issued that entitles the eligible person to access a hearing test and hearing aid fitting services at no cost from a free to client panel of hearing aids supplied from an accredited provider.
Eligible participants may elect to obtain more highly specified hearing aids by paying a “gap” fee to their provider. This type of hearing aid fitting is known as “top up” hearing aids or “partially subsidized” hearing aids.
Am I Eligible for the Hearing Services Program?
Most Pensioners and Veterans are eligible for the Hearing Services Program including their dependents and NDIS approved individuals. A full list of eligible persons can be viewed here:
A Pensioner Concession Card Holder
A Department of Veteran Affairs Gold Card Holder
A Department of Veteran Affairs White Card Holder issued for specific disabilities that include Hearing Loss
Receiving a Sickness Allowance from Centrelink
A Dependant of a person in one of the above categories
A member of the Australian Defence Force
Referred by the Disability Employment Services Program or
A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant with hearing needs, referred by a planner from the National Disability Agency
How do I obtain a Hearing Services Voucher?
Recent changes to the Hearing Services Program no longer require eligible persons to be referred by a Medical Practitioner to the Hearing Services Program for Hearing Aid Fitting. Referrals from Medical Practitioners, although not essential, are however warmly welcomed as they can inform your Audiologist of relevant health factors and hearing health care needs.
You may approach your preferred hearing services provider for assistance in determining your eligibility via an online portal. Once your eligibility is confirmed, usually within a few moments, you are issued with a voucher for a hearing test and hearing aids as may be required. Hearing Services with your chose provider can then commence immediately.
ACE Audiology is accredited to provide free hearing tests and free hearing aids to eligible pensioners and veterans via the Hearing Services Program. Please feel free to get in touch for assistance in accessing the Hearing Services Program.
What Does the Free Hearing Aid Voucher Provide?
- A full diagnostic hearing test
- Prescription and fitting of appropriate Hearing Aids
- Post Fitting Follow Up and Aftercare Services
- Annual Aid Adjustments
- Optional Annual Hearing Aid Maintenance and Battery Services
Free*hearing Aids For Pensioners And VeteransThe Hearing Services Program for Eligible Pensioners and Veterans The Australian Government funds the Hearing Services Program (HSP) to provide hearing services to eligible Pensioners and Veterans via a voucher scheme. A voucher is issued that entitles the eligible person to access a hearing test and hearing aid fitting services at no cost from a … Continue reading "Free*hearing Aids For Pensioners And Veterans"Read More