The Hearing Aid Bank Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for a hearing aid voucher are:

  • The applicant must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident aged 26 years or older.
  • The applicant must be in receipt of the Federal Government low-income supplement. ($30,000 individual, $45,000 couples or $60,000 for couples with dependants)
  • The applicant must not be eligible for new services under Workers Compensation, Office of Hearing Services or Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • The applicant must be in the paid workforce, or have the prospect of entering the workforce in the immediate future following the fitting of an aid.

HCIA will notify successful applicants as soon as the selection Committee has made its decision. Applications are now open and applicants will be informed of the result of their application latest four weeks after receipt of the application.

Applications are now open and applicants will be informed of the result of their application latest four weeks after receipt of the application.

Once applications have been successful:

  • Applicants will be notified via phone and follow up email.
  • Upon receipt of written acceptance of the offer, applicants will receive vouchers to the value of $1050 for one aid and up to $1500 for two aids. [i]
  • Eligible adults who meet the criteria outlined above, and have been selected by the HCIA selection committee to receive a voucher for a hearing aid, can use this voucher at HCIA member companies as well as any other service provider.
  • HCIA will pay the provider directly for the hearing aids.
  • Applicants will provide confirmation that the aids have been fitted and how it affects their life.

Download the Hearing Aid Bank Application Form

CONTACT DETAILS

Please review the eligibility criteria carefully and email your complete application with a brief cover note to: ulrike@hcia.com.au. For more information please ring: 02 6685 3829.

[i] The individual will have the right to choose a more expensive aid, if it is clinically appropriate. In these instances, all providers will be encouraged to supply a top up, at cost. An alternative is that providers may choose, in these cases, to supply the appropriate aid at no extra cost to the individual.