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HEALTH: Tips for buying a hearing aid

Choose the right hearing aid for you.
Choose the right hearing aid for you.

A HEARING aid is one of the most important investments that people will make to improve their wellbeing. The right device will significantly enhance quality of life plus offer renewed independence, confidence and security.

With the wide range of hearing aids available today, from the ultimate hearing experience to something more budget friendly, there's a device to suit.

Cost:

Cost depends on a number of factors, including quality of sound, size and performance in challenging listening environments. Some basic hearing aids retail at under $1,000 while the most advanced devices with higher levels of technology that enable more natural sound quality, can cost several thousands of dollars.

Government subsidies:

Many people are eligible for free hearing aids through the Office of Hearing Services. This covers the cost of good quality, standard or possibly mid-level, hearing aids. Devices with a higher level of technology and features can also be available at a subsidised rate. Australian Hearing is the leading provider of government-funded hearing services and devices across Australia and can advise people on their eligibility for full or partial government subsidy.

Private health fund claims:

People with extras cover may be able to make a claim and should contact their provider for more information.

To learn more about hearing aids or government subsidises, call Australian Hearing Toowoomba on 46941000.

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