The Australian Government recognises the impact that hearing loss has on the quality of life of Australians. The Hearing Services Program has been developed and introduced to ensure that all eligible pensioners and veterans can access subsidised hearing services, including hearing tests and hearing aids.
Audika is an accredited provider with the Department of Health and our hearing clinic staff can advise whether you are eligible for government subsidised services^. We will also help fill out your application paperwork and answer any questions about relevant entitlement schemes.
If you have a Pensioner Concession Card, DVA Gold and White card, or receive sickness allowance from Centrelink, you may be eligible for subsidised hearing services and aids^. To determine whether you qualify and to apply for the Hearing Services Program voucher, you can call us on 1800 340 631 or visit your local Audika clinic and we’ll assist you to start the process.
Under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program, eligible clients can access a range of hearing services, including:
• A comprehensive hearing assessment performed by a qualified hearing services provider
• Access to a wide range of quality subsidised hearing devices
• If you’re fitted with hearing devices, you will also receive advice on how to achieve the maximum benefit from your hearing devices
• Further support and hearing services, which can be accessed even if fitting a hearing device is not suitable
• Access to an optional annual maintenance agreement where, for a small fee, you can receive repairs and batteries to support your hearing device. For further information, you may visit the Department of Health website
If you require additional features that are not provided in the range of hearing device subsidies by the Hearing Services Program, you can opt for a ‘top-up’ arrangement where you pay the difference in hearing aid prices.
Under the Australian Government Hearing Services program, eligible people can expect the majority of services they receive to be fully subsidised by the Government and provided free of charge, including fully subsidised hearing devices.