OHS Voucher Scheme

pensioners and veterans can attain free hearing aids through the OHS Voucher SchemeEnsuring that eligible pensioners and veterans have access to free hearing aids is a key objective of the Australian government.


 

The Office of Hearing Services launched the Hearing Services Program to make hearing related healthcare services more accessible. Under this program, the government provides vouchers, which cover the cost of hearing tests and entry level hearing aids for eligible pensioners and veterans.

Our hearing care professionals and clinics have met the high standards necessary to provide quality solutions for people using this program.  

 

Are you eligible to receive a Hearing Services Voucher?

The Hearing Services Program provides assistance to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, who are within the following categories: 

  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Centrelink Sickness Allowance
  • DVA Pensioner Concession Card
  • DVA White Health Repatriation Card (for hearing loss)
  • DVA Gold Health Repatriation Card
  • Dependant of someone with one of the above concessions
  • Current Serving Member of the Australian Defence Force

 

Application for hearing services voucher for new clients

How can you apply?

Call 5443 6633 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday to schedule a free appointment with one of our hearing care professionals.  They will happily help you complete an Application Form.  They are here to make this process as easy, fast, and stress-free as possible. The free hearing appointment is valid for people aged 55 years or older.

 

What services can you receive?

The Hearing Services Program covers a wide range of services and products for eligible candidates who are experiencing hearing loss.

The program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Hearing Tests:  Receive hearing assessments and consultations with a qualified hearing care professional.
  • Hearing Aid Fittings: If our hearing care professionals find that you are eligible and would benefit from a hearing solution, we will help you find the most suitable product for your needs.  Under the program, you can receive free hearing devices.  If you would prefer one of our more advanced hearing solutions, your voucher can be used to subsidise the cost.
  • Professional Support:  At no cost to you, our hearing care professionals will work with you to optimise your hearing aid experience. We want to ensure that you receive the greatest benefit possible from your device.
  • Hearing Aid Maintenance:  An optional maintenance agreement can be entered into for your hearing aids. This covers ongoing servicing, most repairs and the replacement of your hearing aid batteries. The federal government will subsidise the cost of your maintenance agreement, leaving you responsible for a very small annual payment.

 

Is it worth entering into a maintenance agreement?

Even the most advanced hearing aids will need occasional maintenance and every type of hearing device requires new batteries.  You can reduce your overall costs and protect yourself against unexpected repair costs by entering into a maintenance agreement.