OHS Accredited Provider, Melbourne

OHS Accredited Provider

Free To Client Pensioners Hearing Aids & Hearing Tests

We are accredited by the OHS to offer services in the Melbourne area

Providing Pensioners & Veterans hearing aids, hearing tests and hearing healthcare in Melbourne

Australian Government Hearing Services Program

Pensioners Hearing Aids, Hearing Tests & Hearing Care, Free To Client

Pensioners and veterans wanting to get their hearing tested or be fitted with hearing aids in Australia could be covered under a number of government programs available to assist them financially. Chelsea Hearing is an accredited provider with the Office of Hearing Services and we can advise whether you are eligible for free or government discounted services.

We will also help fill out your application paperwork and answer any questions about relevant entitlement schemes. We want to make it as simple as possible for you to look after your hearing health. Come and see us and we will be able to determine whether you are eligible for a free assessment and hearing aids under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program.

You can find out more about the free hearing aids and hearing aid technology available on the scheme here

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The Office of Hearing Services

The Office of Hearing Services (OHS) operates the Australian Government Hearing Services Program and is the largest funding body of hearing services in Australia. It provides subsidised Audiological care to the following eligible people:

  1. Australian pension concession card holders;
  2. People receiving Sickness Allowance from Centrelink;
  3. Holders of a Gold Repatriation Health Card issued for all conditions;
  4. Holders of a White Repatriation Health Card issued for conditions that include hearing loss;
  5. Dependents of a person in one of the above categories;
  6. Member of the Australian Defence Force;
  7. Part of the Australian Government funded Disability Employment Services (DES) – Disability Management Service and you are referred by your Disability Employment Services case manager.
  8. Children and young people under 26 years of age;
  9. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over 50 years of age;
  10. Indigenous participants in the Remote Jobs and Community Program; and
  11. Former Indigenous participants in a Community Development Employment Projects Program, who received hearing services before 30 June 2013.

If you believe you are eligible for services from OHS you can contact them for further information here, or call us for more information.

How can the program help me?

The Australian Government Hearing Services Program (the program) is managed by the Office of Hearing Services (the Office) for eligible clients to access a range of hearing services. Hearing services may include

  1. A comprehensive hearing assessment performed by a hearing services provider
  2. Access to a wide range of quality free-to-client hearing devices, made by leading manufacturers
  3. If you are fitted with a hearing device, you will receive advice on how to achieve maximum benefit from your device
  4. Further support and hearing services, which can be accessed even if fitting a hearing device is not suitable
  5. Access to an optional annual maintenance agreement where, for a small fee, you can receive repairs and batteries to support your hearing device.  For further information refer to the maintenance agreements.

All services delivered under the program are completed by hearing services providers with appropriate skills.

Am I eligible to receive subsidised hearing services? 

The Australian Government Hearing Services Program (the program) provides eligible people with access to a range of fully or partially subsidised hearing services, including

  1. A comprehensive hearing assessment performed by a qualified hearing practitioner
  2. Help with your hearing loss and communication needs, including support and rehabilitation services
  3. Access to a wide range of high quality hearing devices, if required, made by leading manufacturers and
  4. Optional maintenance support. You can receive repairs and batteries to support your hearing device for a small fee.

To access the OHS Services for the first time you will need a Medical Certificate Form filled out by your GP You can download the form below

Medical Certificate Form

  • I have never encountered such a skilled and professional Audiologist who is also very easy to talk to and listens!

    Dorothy Meadows OAM

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