Hearing Aid Prices & Rebates
Regardless of the cause, if you suffer from hearing loss you can feel reassured that there is a hearing aid to suit you.
Choosing the Best for You
Today there are many options to consider, numerous styles and models available with a solution that will best meet your lifestyle, budget and your hearing needs.
To find the right hearing solution our audiologists take the time to discuss all the options that best suit your depending on the extent of your hearing loss, the style you prefer, your lifestyle and technological features. As a client, you will need to choose an instrument based on your own very individual needs, circumstances and of course, your budget.
Hearing Aid Prices
Today, hearing aids prices can range from approximately $1,000 to $6,000 each, depending on the degree of technology selected. Several factors contribute to the cost of hearing aids, including research and development, customization of each hearing aid to fit the needs of the wearer, manufacturing costs, and time spent with the professional who selects, fits, programs, adjusts and services the instruments.
Advances in Hearing Aid Technologies mean that we now have many more functions in hearing aids than ever before; they come packed with many amazing features and are available in many different types and styles.
At Ear & Hearing Australia we are independently owned and operated and not aligned with any one hearing aid manufacturer. We offer you best hearing solution from a wide range of different companies and stock all the major hearing aid brands: Oticon, Phonak, Siemens, Widex, Bernafon, Starkey, Sonic Innovations and GN Resound.
While there are budget providers, unfortunately, this means an inevitable loss of quality in the solutions provided. While our caring teams here at Ear & Hearing Australia compassionately cater to pensioners and various budgets, we are a “premium audiology provider” in that we provide customised hearing assessments and solutions rather than just taking a “churn and burn” approach to sales. The last thing we want is for you to describe your hearing solution as anything other than perfect, so we take great care and pride in fitting you with the smallest, most effective solution your budget allows.
Our service does not simply stop with the hearing aid fitting though, we provide as much ongoing service as you require, assisting with any maintenance issues you may experience and of course, all your future re-testing and re-fitting when needed. So you can dive back into your life with improved hearing, safe in the knowledge that the best audiology team in Melbourne has got your back!
Rebates & Financial Assistance
Pensioners and Veterans
Ear & Hearing Australia is accredited to provide Government-funded hearing services to eligible pensioners and veterans.
To be eligible you must hold either a Pensioner Concession Card, a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Gold Repatriation Health Card (or a white card issued for hearing loss), or be in receipt of a sickness allowance. Dependents of one of these cardholders may also be eligible. Find more information on Pensioners and Veterans
Seniors Card Program
Ear & Hearing Australia in partnership with the Vic. Gov. Seniors Card Program is registered to provide discounts to Seniors Card holders.
Carers Card Program
Ear & Hearing Australia in conjunction with the Victorian Government Carer’s Card Program offers discounts to Carer Card holders.
Health Fund Rebates
Ear & Hearing Australia hearing aids and hearing services can be claimed from most Australian private health funds including Medibank, MBF, NIB, HCF, HBA and many more.
Private Health Funds
If you currently have Private Health Insurance many funds can contribute to the cost of your hearing aids depending on the level of cover you have. Ear & Hearing Australia consolidated a table of benefits of Extras cover offered by Australian Health funds for audiology and hearing devices.
Click on the Private Health Fund to access the Individual Health Fund document
Individuals should contact their health fund to check which benefits apply specifically to them.
You may be able to claim a medical expense tax offset for hearings aids and other health expenses.
The medical expenses tax offset is gradually phasing out. Although the offset benefit has become harder to receive and is reduced, it may still be available to some people based on their taxable income. This tax offset for hearing aids only applies if your taxable income is less than $84,000 as a single person or less than $164,000 as a couple or family. If you earn over these amounts, the tax rebate reduces to 10% and the threshold for your medical expenditure increases to $5000. Therefore, earning over $84,000 as a single person or $168,000 as a family means you are eligible for a 10% rebate after your expenditure exceeds $5000.
Job Access Scheme
The Job Access Scheme is an Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) which helps people with disability (hearing impairment) by providing financial assistance to purchase a range of work-related communication technology devices, including assistive listening devices (excluding cochlear implants and hearing aids required for general use), paging systems and telephone and computer hardware.
Assistance is available for people who are about to start a job or who are currently working, as well as those who require assistance to find and prepare for work.
The ability to hear clearly in some workplaces is critical to a person’s success, productivity and safety.
For a person who has a hearing difficulty, an assisted learning device may assist them to communicate more effectively in the workplace. if this is required to meet specific needs for the workplace, it may be appropriate to apply for funding for these through the Employment Assistance Fund – otherwise known as the Job Access scheme.
How to apply for Employment Assistance Fund (Job Access)
Ear & Hearing Australia has been providing the most advanced hearing solutions and the best level of personal care in the audiology field for over 12 years. Our Audiologists have successfully fitted hearing aids and hearing instruments to numerous highly satisfied clients and are proud to be involved in the Job Access program.
Please call us on 1300 761 667 for further information. Alternatively, visit the Job Access Website. If you haven’t used the site before you will have to fill in the registration details before filling in the online application. For further information and to apply online for employment assistance funding please visit the Job Access website