Funding Options for Hearing Aids
Hearing Aid Costs
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.
In general, hearing aids come with a 3-year warranty and need replacing every 5-6 years.
Cost associated with ongoing care of hearing aids includes:
- replacement parts
- follow-up care
- wax management
Funding Options for Hearing Aids for Adults in Australia
Pensioners and DVA Card Holders
Pensioners and DVA card holders are eligible for fully subsidised hearing assessments, hearing aids and hearing rehabilitation. Please follow the links below to determine your eligibility:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
If you are a NDIS participant and your plan specifies the need for hearing services then your planner may refer you to the Hearing Services Program.
For information about NDIS go to http://www.hearingservices.gov.au
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.
You cover the full and ongoing cost of your hearing aids if you do not have the appropriate private health cover or are not eligible for government assistance.
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.