National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
We support NDIS patients
Regardless of age, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may provide funding for eligible participants between the ages of 21 and 65 receive the treatment and management they need for their hearing health.
Are you an NDIS participant?
Your NDIS planner will confirm your need for hearing services and refer you to the program. They will complete the Hearing Services NDIS application form for you and send it along with your Hearing Services Program medical certificate from your GP.
Once your application has been processed, you can attend your local Attune clinic for your first appointment.
Can you apply for NDIS funding for hearing care if you are not currently a participant?
Yes. You can check your eligibility on the NDIS Access Checklist. If you believe you are eligible and would like to apply, call 1800 800 110.
The NDIS will contact you within 21 days of lodging your access request.
Should they come back and deem you to be eligible to receive funding under the NDIS program, an NDIS planner will contact you to establish a plan. It is important to include your hearing goals in the planning process – your Attune Hearing clinic is able to assist you in identifying your hearing needs and goals.
Who is eligible?
If you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident under the age of 65 and you have a permanent hearing impairment, you may be eligible to receive assistive listening technology funded in your NDIS plan, and/or fully subsidised hearing devices under the Hearing Services Program. Under some circumstances, the NDIS may agree to pay for the additional cost for partially subsidised hearing devices, which may have additional features more suitable for your hearing goals and lifestyle. You can contact your local Attune clinic for further information on NDIS and HSP.
As a first step in the NDIS process, you will need to obtain an Access Request Form by contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). When you lodge your access request with the NDIA, you will need to provide evidence of your hearing loss and how this impacts you. Your Attune Hearing audiologist can assist you in providing supporting evidence of your hearing loss.
Part of determining your eligibility for funding considers your location. You must be based in an NDIS serviced area. You can check serviced locations when you contact them initially.
Should you be approved to become an NDIS participant, if you are eligible to receive funding for hearing supports and services, you will need to obtain a medical certificate from your GP confirming your medical suitability for hearing devices, then your planner will send your Hearing Services NDIS Application form and your medical certificate on your behalf.
Once your NDIS planner has submitted the application and it has been approved, you will be sent a Welcome Pack and you can then make an appointment at your Attune Hearing clinic and start receiving the necessary support and service for your hearing care. Your Attune Hearing audiologist will work closely with you to identify your hearing needs and goals.