Federal Government Hearing Services Program - The Office of Hearing Services (OHS) manages the delivery of subsidised hearing services to eligible clients. A division of the Department of Health, the Office of Hearing Services allows clients to choose their hearing care provider. For more information about the OHS program, or to assess your eligibility please visit the Office of Hearing Services website
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was first introduced in 2016 across the country. Its aim is to provide support and services for people with disability, their family and carers in Australia. The change in the existing disability support system is to create a more inclusive and accessible community for everyone. Support may include individual personal care, access to community services and therapies and essential equipment required.
National Hearing Care has the opportunity to partner with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to support those with hearing difficulties to live a better life and change for the better. We encourage you to check and see if you meet the access requirement and register as a participant in the scheme to receive support. For more information, visit the NDIS government website.
Workers compensation - Noise exposure at work can affect your hearing. Worker compensation funding is state dependent. For advice, ask your local clinic.
Private Health Insurance - Some, but not all private health insurance policies provide full assessment tests free of charge and some provide rebates for hearing aids. We recommend that you check your entitlements with your health fund before purchasing your hearing aids.
Household Contents Insurance - Household Contents Insurance may cover your hearing aids if they are lost or damaged. Please check with your insurer.
If you own hearing aids, it's wise to specify them with your home and contents insurance to ensure they are covered.