What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to provide support for individuals living with conditions, such as hearing loss, that can impact their everyday life - as well as their families and carers.

The NDIS offers a wide range of services from assistive technology to early intervention programs. It’s currently being rolled out across Australia and plans to support 460,000 people by 2019. To get started with your own NDIS plan please visit the NDIS website.

Who is eligible for NDIS?

  • Individuals with a permanent or significant disability that impacts their everyday life
  • Must be under 65 years old at the time of application
  • Must be either an Australian citizen, permanent resident or carry a special protected category visa
  • Must live in Australia

How does the NDIS affect Australian Hearing clients?

  • Australian Hearing is an approved provider under the NDIS. If you’re a current Australian Hearing client, you will continue to receive the same level of hearing services regardless of whether you’re registered for the NDIS
  • Australian Hearing will continue to be the sole provider for clients who access services via the Community Service Obligation (CSO) Program until at least the end of June 2018.

How does the NDIS affect health professionals?

If you have patients/clients on NDIS, they can access free Australian Hearing services and products via the scheme. This can range from full hearing assessments to hearing aids and devices designed to make hearing easier.

However, since NDIS clients and circumstances can differ, this advice is just of a general nature and can be subject to change over time.

To ensure your patients and clients are eligible for hearing services check the NDIS website or contact us for assistance.