Get grants with the Hearing Services Program (HSP) Australia

Did you know that the quality hearing aid you’ve been looking for might be cheaper than you think?

Through the Department of Health’s Hearing Services Program (HSP) Australia, you may be eligible for a number of grants.

Better yet, you can book a free hearing aid appointment with Hearing Aid Finder today as your first step to better hearing.

What grants am I entitled to?

The HSP helps older Australians reduce the overall cost of hearing aids through a few different types of grants.

Vouchers

You may qualify for the voucher component of the program if you meet certain criteria. These include:

  • Hold a pensioner discount card
  • Hold a veterans card
  • Be a member of the Australian Defense Force
  • Be referred by the Employment Services for People with Disabilities program
  • Be dependent on a holder of a veterans card or a discount card for retirees.
You may be eligible for hearing aid subsidies. Photo: Getty

Community service obligations

You may be eligible for a hearing aid through the Community Service Obligations (CSO) stream.

You will need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

You will also need to belong to one of the voucher eligibility criteria groups and have complex hearing or communication needs, or live in a remote area.

There are additional criteria for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as those under 26.

Subsidized devices

The list of hearing aids that can be subsidized under the PSS includes:

  • High power behind-the-ear (BTE) devices
  • BTE devices
  • Open ear devices
  • In-ear devices (ITE)
  • Intracanal devices (ITC).

You can check your grant eligibility here.

Once you’ve done that, it’s time to make an appointment with hearing care professional.

Your first step to cheaper hearing aids

Getting your hearing checked is simple.

The first step is to fill Hearing Aid Finder Appointment Form – it’s the easiest way to book a free appointment with an audiologist.

Just enter your location, answer a few quick questions, and we’ll connect you with a specialist to perform your free hearing test.

With a free hearing test and grants from the Hearing Services Program (HSP) Australia, you’ll be back to your best life in no time.

This article is only an opinion and should not be taken as medical or financial advice. Check with a financial professional before making any decisions.

Michael A. May