What Funding Options Are Available?
Private Hearing Implant Funding
For many clients, private health insurance offers the advantage of CHOICE – the choice of an ENT surgeon and the choice of surgery date to avoid surgery waitlists.
For most health insurance funds, to get hearing implant funding or cochlear implant funding you will need Silver, Silver Plus or Gold level Hospital cover.
Government Funded Hearing Implant
You can choose to take out private health insurance (like Medibank Private hearing aids) or upgrade your level of cover, with a 12-month waiting period prior to surgery, or you can proceed through the public system.
Department Of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Hearing Aid Funding
If you are a veteran with a DVA Gold Card or White (Hearing) card, you can access hearing implant services and hearing aid funding with no out of pocket expenses. This includes your hearing implant assessment, surgery, and acute and long term care.