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Health Insurance, Workers Compensation, and Payment Plans

While pensioners and veterans can access funding through the Hearing Services Program, privately-funded individuals may be eligible for alternative ways of helping to reduce the costs of hearing aids and hearing care, including: private health insurance, and workers compensation.

Additionally, if you would like to reduce the upfront cost of hearing aids, we encourage you to discuss payment plans with Australian Audiology Services.

Private Health Insurance

Many private health funds offer rebates on the cost of hearing aids for their extras and premium plans. The rebates below applied to some of Australia’s largest health insurers on their premium plans.


MBF$1000 per aid every 3 years131
BUPA (Gold extras)$1000 per hearing aid every 3 years134
Medibank Private$800 per hearing aid every 5 years132
NRMA$1000 per hearing aid every 3 years133 
NIB$800 per hearing aid every 3 years131
HFC$800 per hearing aid every 3 years131


Compensation for industrial hearing loss

The state government provides a scheme for employees who have incurred occupational hearing loss with access to compensation, which includes hearing aids and rehabilitation. This scheme is administered by WorkSafe QLD, which may provide compensation including: 

  • Reasonable costs of a range of hearing services and devices
  • An impairment benefit or lump sum payment 
  • Weekly payments if the worker suffers an incapacity due their hearing loss injury.


Claiming Process

The process starts will also hearing assessment to determine the extent and confirm the impact of workplace noise on your hearing impairment. Australian Audiology Services maintain close relationships with prominent workers compensation solicitors who offer “no win, no fee” terms.

Call 1300 864 327 to make an appointment or go to and search for “industrial hearing loss” for more information.


Payment Plans

We are committed to helping that you achieve the best possible hearing technology for your needs, lifestyle, and budget. For this reason, we can discuss a range of payment plans with you at your consultation. Please discuss with your audiologist at Australian Audiology Services.

Contact us today for more information

Australian Audiology Services are here to answer all of your questions and to arrange your Workers Compensation Assessments. Complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible to answer your questions, or schedule an appointment at one of our hearing centres.