Which patients are eligible for referral?
Individuals who qualify for government funded services with Australian Hearing must be either an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
Children and young adults up to 25 years of age
- With permanent or long-term hearing loss
Children or young adults who are not at risk of hearing loss and may not require a hearing aid are advised to contact another agency.
Adults over 26 years of age
- Pensioner Concession Card holders
- Department of Veterans Affairs White Repatriation Health Card holders that specifies hearing loss
- Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Repatriation Health Card holders
- Recipients of a sickness allowance from Centrelink
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- Adults over 50 years of age
- Individuals participating in the Remote Jobs and Communities Program
- Adults who meet the Voucher program eligibility criteria and has profound hearing loss, or hearing loss and severe communication impairment
- Adults who meet the Voucher program eligibility criteria and live in a remote area of Australia
Other eligible participants
- Dependants of an adult over 26 years of age with hearing loss
- Members of the Australian Defence Forces
- Referred clients of an Australian Government-funded vocation rehabilitation service
- Some NDIS participants with hearing needs
Eligible adults in this section need to apply for a Voucher that enables access to subsidised hearing services.