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Having the right hearing aid can dramatically improve your life by keeping you switched on and connected to the things you love.

A wide variety of models are now available offering new possibilities and improved technology.  

What factors affect cost?

It is worth comparing hearing aid technology as this varies between basic and premium models. There are entry-level models that start at $995 for a pair that provide improved hearing and a variety of functions.

However, if you prefer a wider range of features, and appreciate high-fidelity sound, you might be better off with a more advanced hearing aid.

Premium hearing aids offer additional functions such as:
 

  • Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to connect directly to smartphones and Bluetooth enabled TVs
  • Disposable battery dependent VS rechargeable hearing aids
  • Use of an app to personalise your hearing experience and fine tune your hearing aids
  • Better understanding of speech in a noisy environment

Ultimately, however, it is your individual needs and hearing ability that determine which device is best and our Hearing Care Professionals are here to help you find the right solution.

What financing options are available?

We have a number of funding and financing options available for self-funded clients, pensioners, veterans, workers compensation clients, NDIS recipients and more.

Introducing ‘Pay As You Hear’

We’re committed to providing the best hearing care solution for all our clients. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our new Pay As You Hear interest free program that helps you take home the hearing aid you want in a way that suits your wallet.

We’ve partnered with  Zip to provide financing options on a range of devices to suit your budget. Our clients can now access 6,12,18,24,30 or 36 months* Interest Free payment plans across a range of products and technology levels.

Now is the time to stay connected with family, friends and the world around you without concerns about your hearing.

For more information about the Zip financing options available click here.

What other funding options are available?

Medicare does not cover hearing aids however, there are several options available which may be able to offer you some additional financial support depending if you meet certain criteria. 
Hearing Services Program
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. 
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding for those who have a permanent and significant disability. If you receive NDIS funding and meet the eligibility criteria, you may be able to use your funding for hearing services and products that improve your quality of life.

For more information, visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme website or contact your nearest Connect Hearing clinic.
Private Health Insurance
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 private health insurance plan covers.
Workers compensation
This is a type of insurance payment that is provided to employees if they are injured or become sick due to the work that they do. Hearing loss due to work conditions (most commonly noise exposure) can be covered by Workers Compensation.

Each State and Territory has different criteria around eligibility for Workers Compensation due to hearing loss. For more information, contact your nearest Connect Hearing clinic

For clients over the age of 65, you may have a MyAged Care Home Package that covers contributions toward hearing aids for your hearing loss. If you do have hearing loss covered on your MyAged Care Package, please mention this to your Connect Hearing, Hearing Care Professional at the time of your appointment. 

Do I need a hearing aid for both ears?

Generally speaking, if you have hearing loss in both ears, it is advisable to use a hearing aid in both.

This is because with two functioning ears, the brain is able to distinguish the tiniest differences in sound, making it possible to identify sounds precisely. An appropriate hearing aid should therefore be used in each ear in order to ensure improved hearing.
The cost of your hearing aid can only be determined on a case-by-case basis. The price depends on a range of factors, including the personal needs of the individual, and even on the contribution paid by the health insurance company. This makes it impossible to provide an “all-in” price. If you would like more information and a no-obligation cost estimate, you can book an appointment with one of our clinicians. 
 
*Available to approved applicants only. The available interest free period varies based upon the value of the hearing aid you choose. Minimum monthly repayments are required. Paying only the minimum monthly repayment amount will not pay out the purchase within the interest free period. Any balance outstanding at the expiry of the interest free period will be charged interest at the contractual rate, currently 19.9% p.a. for new approved applicants. A one off establishment fee applies for new approved applicants. A monthly account service fee of $6 (when balance owing) will apply. See your contract for details. Terms & Conditions apply and are available on application. Credit provided by ZipMoney Payments Pty Limited (ABN 58 164 440 993, Australian Credit Licence Number 441878). 
 

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