our services

Hearing Assessment

Adult, paediatric (infants to children from 9 months of age) diagnostic evaluations and central auditory processing assessments.

Pre-employment and monitoring industrial screening.

Hearing Rehabilitation

Aural Rehabilitation: listening and communication skills training.

Hearing Aid Fitting: prescription and trial of appropriate devices.

Assistive Listening Devices: provision of devices where a hearing aid may not be appropriate or practical.

Tinnitus Management: Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.

Hearing Conservation: advice on occupational noise damage prevention and management.

Hearing Protection: Swimmer’s and Musician’s Ear Plugs; custom made ear tips for MP3 players.

Additional Information

Audiological services are provided with minimal cost to Pensioners and Veterans who are eligible for The Office of Hearing Services programme. From 2018 onwards, hearing impaired persons under 65 years of age will able to access assistance for their disability through the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). This will enable people who previously have not been able to seek assistance with hearing or communication difficulties to quality funded services. Conditions will apply and you should check the NDIS website for individual eligibility.

 

Some patients may also be referred under the Enhanced Primary Care Plan, by a G.P., where a chronic condition may require a hearing assessment, also limited rebates are available under Medicare for audiological services, where you have been referred by an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, or a Neurologist.

 

The Better Start Funding for Children with Disability Initiative will also allow some funding through Medicare items. The child has to have a demonstrated permanent hearing loss, or specific disability to meet the funding criteria.

 

If you are not eligible for any of these rebates, then you may receive a refund under private Health Insurance, for the hearing assessment or when purchasing a hearing aid. This varies, so please check with your health fund.  Independent Audiologists have created a guide to what most funds provide, depending on your level of cover, as listed below.

 

Info:  Extras cover for audiology and hearing devices

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