Children become ineligible for Australian Hearing’s program when they turn 26. Other clients may lose eligibility due to a change in personal circumstances. Your audiologist will discuss your own situation with you.
When you become ineligible for Australian Hearing’s program the services you can receive from Australian Hearing change. It is important to understand these changes so that you can plan for your future hearing needs.
Australian Hearing will continue to provide minor maintenance services for 5 years after you lose eligibility. The table below summarises the services you can receive.
|Minor hearing aid and cochlear
implant speech processor repairs**
|Replacement hearing aids||No|
|Replacement cochlear implant
|Major hearing aid or speech
|**please note that minor repairs do not include replacement of electrical components of the hearing aid/speech processor or cochlear implant coils, cables and magnets.|
It is possible that you may now meet other eligibility criteria that entitle you to services through the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. Ask your audiologist at Australian Hearing.
You will need audiological care throughout your life. It is in your best interests to start looking for a hearing services provider who can help you manage your hearing and hearing aid needs in the long term. Some of the factors we recommend you consider are:
Hearing aids and cochlear implant speech processors are expensive.
If you have any questions about what happens after you lose eligibility, ask your Australian Hearing audiologist who will be happy to help.
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09-Dec-2015 5:11 PM (AEST)