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Subsidised Hearing Services for Pensioners

Bulk billed hearing tests and hearing services

The Australian Government’s Hearing Services Program offers subsidised hearing services to eligible citizens and residents, providing comprehensive support for those with hearing needs. The eligibility criteria for these services are detailed below.

Eligibility for Subsidised Hearing Services

Australian citizens or permanent residents aged over 26 years who are in one of the following eligible categories.

  • Pensioner Concession Card holders.
  • Recipients of Sickness Allowance from Centrelink.
  • Holders of a Gold Repatriation Health Card issued for all conditions.
  • Holders of a White Repatriation Health Card issued specifically for conditions that include hearing loss.
  • Dependants of persons in any of the above categories (names must be listed on the concession card holder's card)
  • Members of the Australian Defence Force.
  • Participants in the Australian Government funded Disability Employment Services (DES) – Disability Management Service, referred by their DES case manager.

Services Offered

  • Bulk-billed Hearing Tests: Comprehensive hearing assessments are provided at no cost to eligible individuals once every 5 years. These tests are crucial for diagnosing hearing conditions and determining the most appropriate course of action.
  • Hearing Aids and Devices: Depending on the results of the hearing tests, eligible individuals may receive subsidised hearing aids or other assistive listening devices.
  • Audiological Support and Rehabilitation: Beyond providing hearing devices, the program may include audiological support services like rehabilitation, which helps individuals adapt to their hearing aids and improve their communication skills, as well as aid adjustments, cleaning, servicing and minor repairs.
  • Follow-up Services: Regular follow-ups and maintenance services ensure the ongoing effectiveness of the hearing aids.  It is also a great opportunity for the clinician to check the health of your ears  and address any changes in your hearing.

How to Access These Services

Consulting a Healthcare Professional

Start by discussing your hearing concerns with one of our healthcare professionals, who can guide you on the next steps.

Applying for the Program

We are happy to apply to the Hearing Services Program on your behalf. Just phone us or call into our Greenbank office with your details. Our team is happy to assist! Alternatively, eligible individuals can apply to the Hearing Services Program via their website.

When it comes to hearing loss, early detection and intervention are crucial for maintaining effective communication, social engagement, and overall quality of life.

Importance of Early Intervention

Enhancing Quality of Life: Early detection and intervention in hearing loss are crucial for maintaining effective communication, social engagement, and overall quality of life.

Preventing Further Deterioration: Timely access to hearing services can prevent the worsening of hearing loss and related complications.

By leveraging these government-funded services, eligible Australians have access to crucial hearing care, ensuring that hearing loss does not become a barrier to their well-being and enjoyment of daily life.