Hearing Aid Pricing and Funding
Price of Hearing Aids in Australia
There are no arguments about it, good hearing aids are not cheap. Hearing aids are a significant investment. However, this investment can be life-changing!
In Australia, the average retail price for a single hearing aid, ranges from around $1000 for a basic model to $6000 for a premium model. As most people require two hearing aids, the cost for two hearing aids (binaural fitting) will be twice these amounts.
The main difference between premium hearing aids and lower level hearing aids, is technology. Premium hearing aids feature more advanced sound processing technology to more effectively address challenging situations (e.g. restaurants with background noise) as well more advanced technology to improve convenience and ease of use (e.g. wireless streaming of audio from mobile phones).
There can be high variability in pricing between clinics with some hearing aid clinics selling the same hearing aid at prices almost double other clinics. It is therefore important to shop around.
Additional things to consider when purchasing hearing aids:
Funding of Hearing Aids in Australia
If you are purchasing hearing aids you may be eligible for subsidies:
Commonwealth Hearing Services Program –
If you are a pensioner concession card holder or a Department of Veteran Affairs gold card holder (or white card holder issued for hearing loss), you may be eligible for fully-subsidised and partially subsidised hearing aids through the Office of Hearing Services. To find out more click here.
Private Health Insurance –
Most private health insurers do have some allowance for hearing aids through their Extras or ancillary cover. To find out what is offered by the various health funds please download a summary here.
Medical Expenses Tax Offset –
You may be able to claim the net medical expenses tax offset as hearing aids qualify as medical devices. When it comes to taxation matters it is always wise to speak to the ATO directly or to your accountant.
At Sounds of Life we aim to offer affordable, quality hearing.
We believe good hearing is a necessity not a luxury. We are proud to offer the latest hearing aid technology at Australia’s most affordable prices. We offer hearing aids priced from only $900 including a range of fully-subsidised (no gap) options for eligible Office of Hearing Services clients.
See our pricing below
At Sounds of Life, in addition to the lowest prices in Australia, our hearing aids are supported with our Platinum after-care package.
- Free hearing aid trial prior to purchase
- Free annual hearing screening and hearing aid adjustment for three years
- 36 month product warranty
- Free hearing aid clean and check
We also offer as standard on all hearing aids, a 30 day money back guarantee so you can purchase with confidence.