What services do I receive in the program?
There is a wide range of fully subsidised devices in the program, however, should you choose a partially subsidised device with additional features, you need to pay the difference.
To attend your first appointment, you will need the Hearing Services Program medical certificate completed by your GP to confirm your medical suitability for a hearing device. Your Attune clinic can assist you with this process before you will attend your first appointment at Attune.
What can I expect at my first appointment?
Your Attune Hearing audiologist will perform a comprehensive hearing assessment to determine your level of hearing loss. They will also discuss your lifestyle, social life and different aspects of your health. This will help them to find the best possible tailored solution for your needs.
If your hearing assessment indicates that a hearing aid or assisted listening device would be the best solution for you, then they will discuss which devices would be most beneficial. Your clinician will work with you to decide on the device that is either fully subsidised or affordable for you.
This appointment is the perfect opportunity for you to raise and questions or concerns you may have and discuss them with your clinician.
If you are an eligible Department of Veterans’ Affairs member and wish to apply for the program, contact your local Attune Hearing clinic today.
*Please note: If you are a DVA Gold or White Card holder, DVA will pay for your annual battery and maintenance fee when you choose a fully subsidised device. DVA does not pay the annual maintenance fee if you are a DVA Pensioner Concession Card holder or a spouse or dependent of any card. In addition to hearing devices under the HSP, DVA card holders may be eligible to receive Assistive Listening Device (ALD) if required through the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP).