What am I entitled to?
Your hearing services voucher entitles you to a free hearing test and free hearing rehabilitation. If needed, the program can also supply you with free hearing aids or an alternative listening device. You also have the option to ‘top-up’ which means that you can contribute towards the cost of a device that has more advanced features than that available on the standard device.
Maintaining your hearing aids and buying batteries can be costly. This is why the office recommends you have an annual maintenance agreement with your service provider. For a small annual charge, your service provider will supply your batteries, clean and service the aid and replace any worn and broken parts.
How to Apply
If you are eligible to apply, you can obtain a medical certificate from All Ears in Hearing, your doctor or you can contact the Office of Hearing Services on 1800 500 726 (phone). You can also apply online at www.health.gov.au/hear