Fully Subsidised Hearing Services
Hear Check provides hearing services to many of our adult patients utilising the two public funding schemes for adult hearing services in Australia – The Hearing Services Program and the NDIS.
The Hearing Services Program
At Hear Check, we are fully accredited to provide hearing services through the Australian Governments’ Hearing Services program. This program can fully subsidise hearing care to pensioners, war veterans, and other eligible Australians.
To be eligible to receive a Hearing Services Voucher you need to be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident over 21 years of age. One of the following must also apply:
1. You hold a Pensioner Concession Card
2. You receive Sickness Allowance from Centrelink
3. You hold a Gold Repatriation Health Card issued for all conditions
4. You hold a White Repatriation Health Card issued for conditions that include hearing loss
5. You are the dependent of a person in one of the above categories
6. You are a member of the Australian Defence Force or
7. You are part of the Australian Government funded Disability Employment Services (DES) – Disability Management Service and you are referred by your Disability Employment Services case manager.
If you are eligible for a Hearing Services Voucher you’ll be able to access fully subsidised hearing services including fully and partially subsidised hearing aids
N DI S and Hearing Services
Participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme may also access funded hearing services through the program if referred by the National Disability Insurance Agency Planner. This may grant eligibility for a Hearing Services Voucher or provide funding for additional hearing support and assistive technology.
The NDIS also funds hearing support for NDIS participants aged 26 and over who are not eligible for the Hearing Services Program. Hear Check’s Audiologists can walk NDIS potential participants through the process for applying for access to NDIS. Funds via NDIS will include access to hearing assessments, monitoring, hearing aids (including batteries and maintenance), assistive technology, and auditory rehabilitation.