Hearing Services Program:
Hearing loss can certainly have a major impact on one’s quality of life, impacting independence, social participation and the ability to communicate with others.
The Australian Government runs a program called the Hearing Services Program (HSP). For those eligible for the program, it is designed to help reduce the above impacts of hearing loss by providing access to hearing services and devices.
To be eligible for the HSP you must hold one of the following pension cards:
• Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
• DVA (Department of Veteran Affairs) Pensioner Card
• White Health Repatriation Card (for hearing loss)
• Gold Health Repatriation Card.
You could be eligible to receive:
• Fully subsidised diagnostic hearing tests
• Fully subsidised Hearing Devices
• Fully subsidised Assistive Listening Devices.
At Knox Audiology, we can check your eligibility for the program and apply for the program on your behalf at your hearing appointment.
Worker’s compensation offers support to those who have been injured at work, for example, working in a noisy environment may be a contributing cause of hearing loss. It is a form of insurance payment to cover the cost of hearing devices (in the case of hearing loss).
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at Knox Audiology on 9800 5697 or 9839 3350.
Private Health Insurance:
If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for rebates on hearing devices. It does depend on the company and the individual policy so we recommend you check your policy prior to the purchase of hearing aids.