Fees And Accessing Our Services

Centrelink Pensions And Veterans


Pensioner Concession Card holders, Sickness Allowance Card holders (formerly disability pension) and most Veterans (all Gold Cards and White Cards where hearing is a specified disability) can access our services via the Office of Hearing Services Voucher Scheme. The Federally funded program covers the cost of comprehensive hearing assessment, and where necessary, allows participants to select hearing aids or other assistive listening devices from a range of fully or partly subsidized aids. The program also extends subsidized aftercare services to eligible cardholders, thereby substantially minimizing the cost of maintaining hearing appliances. Eligible cardholders can apply online at www.hearingservices.gov.au or are welcome to contact our office for assistance in accessing Government funded services.

Price Points


There are generally four hearing aid price points, ranging from $1600 to $4500 per appliance (or $3200 to $9000 for a pair). The distribrution of prices is similar across all brands and styles. Exact cost depends on the level of technology, rather than the size of the instrument. More expensive hearing aids offer better noise suppression to improve listening comfort across a broader range of environments. Higher priced instruments also offer more precise tuning for more complex hearing loss. In reality, most individuals will find a device to suit their needs in lower to mid priced offerings.

Children


Children aged 4-18 may attend without referral & are billed a flat fee of $75, for which there is no medicare rebate. A fee of $95 is charged for children aged between 3 and 4 years. We do not currently assess children under 3 years of age.

Industrial

Industry and pre-employment hearing tests with calculation of percentage loss of hearing can be arranged. We are able to extend a discount when testing twenty or more workers.

Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax removal can generally be achieved in one or two visits. Fees are charged in accordance with complexity of removal and time taken to achieve a satisfactory outcome. Costs range from $75 – $150.

Batteries And Accessories

As a convenience to our patients, batteries & hearing aid maintenance accessories are priced below the industry norm.