Babies & toddlers
Finding an early intervention service
Early intervention services are offered by state governments, non-government organisations and private providers.
From 1 July 2011, children with a four frequency hearing loss of 40dB or greater in the better ear are eligible to access Better Start funding – an initiative of the Australian Government. Parents of eligible children will be able to access up to $12,000 (with a maximum of $6,000 per financial year) to pay for certain early intervention services.
Your child is eligible for Better Start funding
The information provided in the early intervention tables lists only the government departments and non-government organisations who provide specialist early intervention services for children with hearing loss. Families whose child is eligible for Better Start funding can find a complete list of service providers for their State on the Better Start Provider Panel. It is recommended families choose services who have experience with both hearing loss and babies.
Your child is not eligible for Better Start funding
Families whose children are not eligible for Better Start funding are still able to access early intervention services at minimal or no cost to the family.
Date reviewed: April 2012
Disclaimer: This website is for general information only and is not intended as a substitute for independent professional advice.