hearing aid funding

Hearing Aid Funding

Find out what options are Available

Hearing Aid Funding for Children & Adults

Many people would like to get their hearing aids for free

We know that hearing aids are an investment and most people would want to spend their money on a nice holiday instead. The team at Acute Hearing thought it would be worth sharing the different ways you can seek funding for your hearing aids:

hearing aid funding for children

If you are 0-26 years


Compulsory

Get a hearing test from a private hearing clinic to understand whether the child has a hearing loss. Acute Hearing tests children from 4 years of age at a charge of $139 (which may be claimable via your private health fund).

Option 1: Australian Hearing

Go to Australian Hearing, if you have a diagnosed hearing loss and you will receive free hearing aids from the Government until 26 years of age.

Option 2: Private Health Insurance

Go to Acute Hearing if you are 11 or older to receive discrete in the ear hearing aids. These hearing aids are not funded by the government. If you have private health insurance, you can check with the insurer to see the rebate you are entitled to. This can be used to offset the cost of hearing aids. HCF, Teachers Health, CBHS and Defence are examples of insurers that provide the best rebates for hearing aids and hearing services.

Option 3: Payment Plan

Acute Hearing offers payment plans for hearing aids (3 month and 12 month). The 12 month payment plan has a $108 dollar administration fee and requires a 35% deposit We require a credit card payment to access payment plans.

hearing aid funding for adults

If you are 26-64 years


Option 1: National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

You can apply for funding for hearing aids with NDIS. To be eligible you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a permanent impairment that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities

  • Be aged less than 65 years when you first apply to enter into the NDIS

  • Live in Australia and in an NDIS area on a specified date

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category Visa.

The decision making process can take between 3 to 6 months.

Option 2: Private Health Insurance

If you have private health insurance, you can check with the insurer to see the rebate you are entitled to. This can be used to offset the cost of hearing aids. HCF, Teachers Health, CBHS and Defence are examples of insurers that provide the best rebates for hearing aids and hearing services.

Option 3: Payment Plan

Acute Hearing offers payment plans for hearing aids (3 month and 12 month). The 12 month payment plan has a $108 dollar administration fee and requires a 35% deposit. We require a credit card payment to access payment plans.

hearing aid funding for pensioners

If you are 65 years or older


Option 1: Government/Office of Hearing Services

If you are a pensioner or veteran you will qualify to receive around $1,450 towards a pair hearing aids from the Government ( Office of Hearing Services). This enables you to get a pair of hearing aids for free. These hearing aids are perfectly good. If you want to you can choose to use private health insurance to get a better pair of hearing aids or pay a gap difference.

Option 2: National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

If you have received funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) you can continue to get hearing aids every five years which are funded by the government.

Option 3: WorkCover

If you have worked in a noisy environment we can work with you and our trusted legal partner to determine whether you will be able to get funding. The funding depending upon on your level of hearing loss can be a cash payment and hearing aids or just hearing aids. This process takes between 3 to 6 months. The process is free for the patient and is carried out with the previous employer’s insurance company (often Allianz). The quality of hearing aids available are excellent and if approved, the patient is entitled to new hearing aids every 5 years, including their ongoing maintenance. Contact us for WorkCover funding details.

Option 4: Private Health Insurance

If you have private health insurance, you can check with the insurer to see the rebate you are entitled to. This can be used to offset the cost of hearing aids. HCF, Teachers Health, CBHS and Defence are examples of insurers that provide the best rebates for hearing aids and hearing services.

Option 5: Payment Plan

Acute Hearing offers payment plans for hearing aids (3 month and 12 month). The 12 month payment plan has a $108 dollar administration fee and requires a 35% deposit. We require a credit card payment to access payment plans.

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Acute Hearing can help you with the best funding options on a full range of hearing aids prescribed just for you.

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