Everyone’s ears and hearing needs are different. The cost of a hearing assessment is determined by the procedures completed. Government funding may also be available to eligible patients.
In summary, the most common types of hearing assessments are shown below.
How much does a hearing test cost?
Comprehensive Hearing Assessment For Adults
Comprehensive diagnostic examination. Includes a detailed report to the patient’s GP or ENT specialist.
*Medicare rebates may apply.
** Private health fund rebates may apply.
Comprehensive Hearing Assessment For Children (5-16yrs)
Comprehensive diagnostic examination to determine if the child’s hearing is within the normal range, in both ears. This assessment includes middle ear tests because hearing difficulties in childhood are often associated with middle ear pathology such as “glue ear”. Includes a detailed report to the child’s GP or ENT specialist.
Tinnitus Assessment And Management
Comprehensive diagnostic examination for hearing loss. This consultation will also include a tinnitus reaction questionnaire (TRQ) and specific tinnitus tests to match the pitch and volume of a pure tone to the patient’s perceived tinnitus. Different forms of tinnitus management will be discussed. Furthermore, the patient will be provided with personalised counselling based upon their unique experience of tinnitus and how it affects them. A detailed report will also be provided to the patient’s GP or ENT specialist.
Fee: $ 160
Medicare & Private Health Insurance Rebates
* Medicare Rebates
Our principal Audiologist is registered with Medicare. Medicare rebates are available if you are referred by an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist or a Neurologist. In addition, Medicare will also provide rebates for audiology services if you are referred by your GP under the Chronic Disease Management Program. The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program provides Medicare rebates for allied health services (i.e. Audiology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy) for individuals who have a chronic medical condition.
** Private Health Insurance Rebates
If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for a rebate on hearing assessments and/or hearing aids and devices. We recommend calling your health insurer before your appointment to determine if you qualify for any rebates.
Free Hearing Services For Eligible Pensioners And Veterans
Eligible Australian Pensioners and DVA gold and white card (for hearing) holders may receive fully subsidised hearing services and are eligible for fully or partially subsidised hearing devices under the Office of Hearing Services Voucher Program. Services include hearing assessments, information and support, hearing devices and fittings, as well as contributions to the maintenance and repair of hearing devices.
If you would like to find out whether you qualify for a Hearing Services Voucher as described above, please contact us for further information.
Hearing Device Costs
How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?
We provide hearing aids to suit all budgets, from entry level to premium technology. However, one size doesn’t fit all. We are able to provide an accurate quotation with the following information:
- Which device is suitable for your hearing needs?
- Are you an eligible pensioner or veteran?
- Are you selecting a Hearing Services Program approved hearing aid, or a ‘top-up’ model?
- Do you have private health insurance which offers rebates on hearing devices?
Rest assured, our team at Noosa Hearing will guide you through the many choices offered to hearing device users and help you find the solution which best fits your individual needs and expectations.
All hearing aids fitted at Noosa Hearing include:
- Fitting, review and repair appointments for the first year;
- A box of premium quality hearing device batteries;
- A supply of hearing device consumables;
- A dri-aid jar;
- Complementary loan device should yours need to be sent away for service or repair.