Funding Options for Hearing Aids
Hearing Aid prices vary depending on the type of hearing aid/s you that would best suit your hearing needs. Detailed options and associated costs will be explained to you after your audiologist has determined which aids would best suit you and your lifestyle.
Funding options currently available in Australia:
You cover the cost of your hearing aid/s Your audiologist can discuss these costs with you.
Other costs associated with hearing aids includes;
- replaceable parts
- follow-up care
- service and repair costs once your warranty has expired
- hearing aid upgrades
It is important to note hearing aids generally come with a 3-year warranty. The current life span of hearings aids is around 5 years and parts may no longer be available if the aid is considered obsolete.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance with an Australian private health fund, you may be eligible for a rebate on the cost of your hearing aids. Medical Audiology Services recommends that you contact your health fund directly to see what benefits you may be eligible for.
Office of Hearing Services
Australian Hearing provides a full range of subsidised hearing services to eligible adults and children. These services range from hearing checks to fitting hearing aids and counselling about hearing loss. Most eligible persons (including pensioners and veterans) will need a Voucher from the Office of Hearing Services (OHS) for hearing services to become a client of Australian Hearing. Your audiologist or medical practitioner will be able to assist you.
Or to see if you or your child is eligible for these services go to https://www.hearing.com.au/eligible-australian-hearing-services/
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
DVA may cover the costs associated with hearing aids. More information can be found from DVA (www.dva.gov.au)
National Disability Insurance Scheme
If you are a participant in the NDIS and your plan identifies the need for certain hearing services, your National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Planner may refer you to the Hearing Services Program. Find out more about what the NDIS means for clients of the program. Go to www.hearingservices.gov.au
Did you also know that all hearing aids are GST free?
Remember you may also be eligible for a tax rebate as part of your net medical expenses. For further information, please visit http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Offsets-you-can-claim/Medical-expenses/
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