Government Hearing Loss Services
How can you get subsidised or free Government Hearing Loss funding?
If you meet certain criteria, you may be eligible for The Australian Government Hearing Services Program, which provides subsidised or free hearing services.
What does the Hearing Services Program include?
In this program you may be able to receive fully or partially subsidised hearing services, from your assessment through to the supply of your devices and maintenance.
To see the full details of the criteria that needs to be met, visit the Department of Health website.
The program provides eligible people with access to a range of free and subsidised hearing services. There are several different funding options available, with a range of different eligibility requirements. Due to the information updating from time to time, we recommend you watch the Department’s website to keep track of the latest details.
In an nutshell, if you meet any of the below, you may be eligible. Up to date and full details can be found on the Hearing Services Program website.
First of all, do you:
- Hold a Pensioner Concession Card
- Hold Veteran’s Gold Card
- Get Centrelink Sickness Allowance
- Hold a Veteran’s White Repatriation Health Card for hearing loss
Secondly, are you:
- Dependant on someone who holds any of the above
- A member of the Australian Defence Force
- A member of the Disability Employment Services (DES)
- Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander and 50+ or involved in the ‘Remote Jobs and Communities Program’
- Younger than 26 years old
- Referred by your National Disability Insurance Agency Planner to services under the Natioanl Disability Insurance Scheme.
If so, then you may be eligible for Government Hearing Services.