The HSP exists to reduce the occurrence and negative social and health impacts of hearing loss.
Eligible Australian citizens, and permanent residents, can get access to a range of subsidised hearing services and products through the program.
A Better Ear is a proud provider of the Australian Government Hearing Services Program.
Recipients of the Program are eligible for a schedule of subsidies. These subsidies may be claimed by the accredited provider (the hearing clinic), when performing services, according to detailed criteria, for the program client. The schedule of subsidies belong to the program client and is renewed according to the HSP’s schedule, or timeline, of claims.
- Comprehensive hearing assessments
- Yearly hearing checks for people who are not wearing hearing aids
- A variety of fully subsidised hearing aids from reputable manufacturers
- A range of fully subsidised assisted listening devices (ALD’s)
- Annual hearing aid support and adjustments
- An annual maintenance program which provides for batteries and repairs
- Access to hearing rehabilitation services
See the Government Hearing Services Program website for a full list of what you can receive or ask us if you are eligible and how we can help.
To receive support from A Better Ear through the Hearing Services Program you must meet one or more of the following eligibility requirements.
- A pensioner Concession Card holder
- A Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holder
- A Department of Veterans’ Affairs White Card holder (issued for specific conditions that include hearing loss.)
- Dependent of a person in one of the above categories.
- A member of the Australian Defence Force
- Referred by the Disability Employment Services (Disability Management Services) Program
Unfortunately, a Seniors Health Card does not provide eligibility for the program, but A Better Ear can still assist you as a privately funded patient.
To check if you’re eligible, call A Better Ear or visit the Australian Government Hearing Services Program website.
We sure can! If you think you may be eligible for the program, please just give us a call. You’ll need to have your Pension card, DVA card or other documentation at the ready.
We’ll take some details from you and check the Hearing Services Program on your behalf. If you are eligible, we can complete the application for you and set you up with everything you need to start receiving services. We can even book you in for your first assessment under the program.
As a local and independent clinic, our reputation for outstanding service and results is what sets us apart from the major chains. We maintain good relations with other clinics to assist with the transfer of clients from their existing Hearing Services Program provider.
If you are already on the Hearing Services Program with another clinic, its quick and easy to transfer to A Better Ear – and you won’t lose any of your eligible government subsidies. Even your maintenance program transfers seamlessly!
To transfer, just give us a call on (07) 3821 3744. We’ll handle the rest.
If you have hearing aids already, you may have a maintenance agreement in place. This is the program that provides batteries and maintenance support throughout the year and is accessed by a small annual co-payment.
If you have a current battery and maintenance agreement in place, this agreement will continue with A Better Ear. There are no additional fees, and you don’t need to enter into a new maintenance agreement. All the services you received under the program though your old provided are transferred to A Better Ear.
As a client of the Hearing Services Program, it’s up to you who you receive your hearing care from. If you feel your needs are not being met by your current hearing clinic, find out what it’s like to experience truly patient centred care from people who are passionate about helping you hear at your best. Request a consultation today.