While some may say, “What price do you put on your hearing – building relationships through conversations, and communicating with the world around you”… the more practical among us need to know about the costs and the rebates they may claim.
This article provides a rough guide to what you should expect to pay and rebates that are available.
Private Health Insurance
‘Health & Hearing’ has a strong association with all major private health insurance providers. Here are some providers we work with. We will help you get the maximum rebates to ensure you receive all benefits you are entitled to (and get the best hearing aid at the lowest possible price).
‘Health & Hearing’ is also accredited as Qualified Practitioners under the scheme administered by WorkCover Queensland to provide free hearing aids to people who have suffered hearing loss as a result of workplace noise. For other workers, the government has exempted hearing aids from GST and provides a tax rebate of 20% on annual medical expenses in excess of $1,500.
Free Hearing Aids for Pensioners and Veterans
Health & Hearing is accredited as Qualified Practitioners to provide free hearing aids to pensioners and veterans under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. While modern and highly effective, these hearing aids are generally basic models. If you would like to consider upgrading to a more advanced hearing aid, the team at ‘Health & Hearing’ can advise you of the benefits and exact costs.
Free Hearing Aids for Veterans and Pensioners
In appreciation for your service we gladly offer you an upgraded hearing aid free of charge (from one vet to another).
Calibration, Tuning and Ongoing Support
Without professional calibration and tuning, you are likely to be disappointed with even the most high-tech and expensive hearing aid. ‘Health & Hearing’ advise you to return to one of our clinics for tuning after 14 days, 30 days, 6 months and 12 months. We offer this professional service free to patients (valued at $165 per tuning session).
Risk-Free ‘Love It Or Return It’ Guarantee
It may take some time for you to get used to your new hearing aids (just as it takes time to get used to a new pair of glasses). You will suddenly hear noises you didn’t realise you were missing. While this will be exciting, it may be a little disconcerting at first.
We suggest you give yourself time – at least several weeks – to put your new hearing aids to the test. Wear them at home, at the shopping centre, to a movie, out to dinner, and doing whatever you normally enjoy doing. Visit your local ‘Health & Hearing’ clinic for your scheduled tune ups (more often if you feel you need to).
In the unlikely event your new hearing aids aren’t everything you expected them to be — and if we can’t adjust them and make you feel totally comfortable — we’ll give you a prompt and courteous refund (less a small fee of $100 to cover restocking).
This is a valuable benefit not offered by many other clinics, hearing aid shops or online retailers.
For total peace of mind you we give you a 3 Year Warranty with your hearing aids. Wear them confidently knowing in the unlikely event there’s an issue, you are covered. For added peace of mind you can take out an extra 1 to 2 years of warranty cover if you like.
Many other clinics and hearing aid shops offer a limited 1 year warranty. And some online stores offer no Australian warranty at all.
Hearing aids vary greatly in price from totally free for pensioners and veterans to over $10,000 for a pair of top-of-the-line hearing aids. Private health insurance and tax rebates often cover 25-50% of the cost. The tuning and ongoing support offered by Health & Hearing is easily valued at $500 – $1,000 a year. And our Risk-Free ‘Love It Or Return It Guarantee’ means you purchase with absolute peace of mind.
For an expert recommendation on rebates – and a detailed price including warranty, tuning and support, and risk free trial, visit one of our local clinics.
Call (07) 3366 9355 or enter your details below to inquire today.
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