Are you eligible for financial help?
Although Medicare does not cover hearing aids, there are several options available which may be able to offer you some additional financial support, if you meet certain criteria.
Fully subsidised hearing aids for pensioners and Veterans
The Australian Government Hearing Services Program provides ongoing support and offers to subsidise the cost of hearing products and services for Australian pensioners and Veterans. Visit our page on free hearing aids for pensioners
for more information.
Apply for a Permanent Impairment lump sum benefit
You may be able to claim for the cost of a reasonable hearing aid if you have a 5% or more binaural
(both ears combined) hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise in the workplace.
Some insurance providers cover hearing aids or provide an allowance or contribution to the cost of a new hearing aid under their ‘extras’ cover. Check with your insurance provider to see what your personal plan covers.
Also, why not speak to one of our expert clinicians
to find out more about the cost of a hearing aid solution available to you.