Hearing Program for Pensioners and Veterans

Hearing Program for Pensioners and Veterans

Pensioners and veterans can access specialised hearing programs that provide invaluable health services, as well as affordable hearing aids. Eligibility for these programs is typically based on age, income level or military service. However, each program has its own unique criteria and features such a follow-up medical care to ensure optimal results.

Hearing Assessment

Comprehensive hearing assessments are typically provided to determine the type and severity of hearing loss, and to ensure that hearing aids are appropriate and effective.

Eligible pensioners and veterans with voucher-holders have access to free hearing services including a hearing test provided by Australian Government Hearing Services Program.

Hearing aids

Hearing aids are also included in the Hearing Services Program (Voucher) Instrument. Find out and call Easy Hearing for more information. All Australian Audiology Services are accredited providers under the Hearing Services Program.

How to be eligible?

  • a Pensioner Concession Card holder (eligibility for a PCC does not include people on newstart who are single or couples with no dependents or carer responsibilities).
  • a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holder
  • a Department of Veterans’ Affairs White Card holder (hearing specific conditions)
  • a spouse or dependent of a person in one of the above categories
  • a member of the Australian Defence Force1
  • referred by the Disability Employment Services (Disability Management Services) Program

Please note that a Seniors Health Card does not provide eligibility for the program. If you are a young adult aged 21 to 25 (inclusive) you can choose to receive services through either the Voucher Program (if you meet one of the eligibility criteria listed above) or through the CSO Program (details below). Voucher services are provided by a network of hearing services providers throughout Australia. 

Check if your eligible.

You can check online if you are eligible by clicking the button below. This will direct you to the Australian Government – Department of Health and Aged Care.