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I can’t afford to pay for my hearing aids. What do I do?

I am not working now due to ill health. I have been paying off my hearing aids, and now that I am not working, I cannot afford to pay for them. Can you help me?

If you struggle to afford hearing aids, ensure you have checked your eligibility for the Government’s Hearing Services Program or NDIS.  

If you aren’t eligible for these programs, you should talk to your audiologist about what you can do with your existing devices as soon as possible.

Better Hearing Australia does not offer financial support for hearing aids. However, they developed the Hearing Access Program, a hearing aid bank, to help those unable to access hearing aids and support through other channels.

The Hearing Access Program is a scheme that provides second-hand, fully refurbished hearing aids at low cost to those eligible for the program.

You can learn more about the program on BHA’s Hearing Access Program webpage.

Updated on November 24, 2022

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