You may be able to apply for funding, if your job, education, caring for dependents, or personal safety relies on a hearing aid.
Your audiologist will help you through the process of applying for any of the following funding paths.
- A partial government subsidy of $511.11 per hearing aid is available for first-time purchases of hearing aids, or replacement aids every six years.
- Funding is available to some patients with a history of workplace noise, or an injury.
- ACC pays proportionally for Audiological costs (testing and hearing aids) based on percentage hearing loss relating to accident or noise exposure in the work place.
- ACC has increased the available funding effective from 1 July 2014 for audiological costs (testing and hearing aids) based on percentage hearing loss relating to accident or noise exposure in the workplace.
- Your audiologist might deem it necessary for you to have your hearing tested. Depending on when ACC last paid for your hearing test, they may cover the cost of this test.
- ACC covers the cost for a repeat hearing test every six years.
- This funding pays up to $900 per hearing aid. Any additional funding is usually covered by the patient.
Talk to one of our expert audiologists today about a range of funding options that may make your hearing aids more affordable. Dilworth Hearing is also an affiliated partner of Southern Cross.