Pensioner, NDIS and DVA Hearing Assessments
Advanced Hearing Solutions is an approved provider under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. This government funded program provides subsidised high quality hearing services and devices to eligible Australians who would otherwise not be able to afford them. This not only helps people manage their hearing loss but also improves their engagement with the community.
If you are eligible for the Hearing Services Program, you will be able to receive a hearing assessment. If you have a hearing loss you choose to be fitted with fully or partially subsidised hearing aids. Our expert clinicians at Advanced Hearing Solutions will guide you on which hearing aids are best for you based on your ears, hearing loss and communication needs. Every person is different, so the solution needs to be tailored to you and your specific needs.
Who is eligible?
You are eligible for the voucher scheme if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident or live on Norfolk Island, are aged 26 years or older, and are:
- Pensioner concession card holder or their spouse; or
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Gold Card holder or their spouse; or
- DVA White Card holder (hearing specific conditions) or their spouse; or
- Member of the Australian Defence Force; or
- Referred by the Disability Employment Service.
If you think you might be eligible for this program, we can help you apply through the Hearing Services Program Portal. If you are not sure if you are eligible, we can help you check your eligibility so you can find out.
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What happens next
Hearing aids also need maintenance periodically. This could be in terms of changing batteries or spare parts that you do yourself, repairs we do in the office, or repairs needing to be done by the manufacturer. Paying for all of this as you go can get quite expensive. However, the Hearing Services Program offers its clients a heavily subsidised maintenance option. Under this you pay a small set fee, and the government subsidises the costs of maintaining your hearing aids. This program significantly reduces the cost of maintaining your hearing aids. If you are a DVA Gold Card holder, or white card holder that covers hearing and tinnitus, your co-contribution will be covered by DVA.
If you are eligible for the Hearing Services Program, but your initial hearing assessment shows that you do not need hearing aids, or you feel you are not ready for them yet, then you can still have your hearing monitored annually through the program. This way, should your hearing deteriorate, you can proceed with hearing aids.
If you want to know more about the program, you can look on the Hearing Services Program website.
Are you an NDIS participant?
We are also able to see people who are NDIS participants and have hearing services as part of their plan. Contact us to discuss your needs and how we can help.
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Or if you have any questions, let us know and we will get back to you. We are here to help, if you are not sure where to start to or what you need, get in touch and we will help you.