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National Hearing Services Program

National Hearing Services 

 

The Australian Government Department of Health has implemented a national hearing care program which enables eligible Australians to receive fully subsidised hearing services. The aim of the national hearing care program is to reduce the significant impact that hearing loss may have on independence, participation in community life and the ability to communicate with others.

 

The national hearing care services may include;

• a comprehensive hearing assessment performed by a qualified hearing services provider
• access to a wide range of quality fully subsidised hearing devices, made by leading manufacturers
• if you are fitted with a hearing device, you will receive advice on how to achieve maximum benefit from your device
• further support and hearing services, which can be accessed even if fitting a hearing device is not suitable
• access to an optional annual maintenance agreement where, for a small fee, you can receive repairs and batteries to support your hearing device. For further information refer to the maintenance agreements


HearClear Audiology is accredited with the Australian Commonwealth Government Office of Hearing Services, which means that we can provide our professional services and personalised care free of charge to eligible clients.

 

Am I eligible to receive subsidised hearing services?

Eligibility to the national hearing care program is set out in legislation and you are able to check your eligibility on the Australian Government Department of Health website – click here or visit one of our HearClear Audiology clinics and we can help you assess your eligibility.


As a guide, Australian citizens or permanent residents 21 years or older who fall into one of the below categories may be eligible for the national hearing care program;


• a Pensioner Concession Card holder
• a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holder
• a Department of Veterans’ Affairs White Card holder issued for specific conditions that include hearing loss
• receiving Sickness Allowance from Centrelink
• a dependent of a person in one of the above categories
• a member of the Australian Defence Force1
• referred by the Disability Employment Services (Disability Management Services) Program or
• a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant with hearing needs, referred by a planner from the National Disability Insurance Agency


None of the above apply to me, can I still get help with my hearing loss?

At HearClear Audiology everyone receives professional and unbiased advice. We offer FREE hearing assessments for all of our clients, whether or not they are eligible for the national hearing care program. We offer industry leading service and prices for our private clients.


Call us on 1300 552 207 if you have any questions or to make an appointment for a free hearing assessment

 

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