What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to provide support for individuals living with conditions, such as hearing loss, that can impact their everyday life - as well as their families and carers.

The NDIS offers a wide range of services from assistive technology to early intervention programs. It’s currently being rolled out across Australia. To get started with your own NDIS plan please visit the NDIS website.

Who is eligible for NDIS?

  • Individuals with a permanent or significant disability that impacts their everyday life

  • Must be under 65 years old at the time of application

  • Must be either an Australian citizen, permanent resident or carry a special protected category visa

  • Must live in Australia


How does the NDIS affect Hearing Australia clients?

  • Hearing Australia is an approved provider under the NDIS. If you’re a current Hearing Australia client, you will continue to receive the same level of hearing services regardless of whether you’re registered for the NDIS.


How does the NDIS affect health professionals?

If you have patients/clients on NDIS, they may be eligible to access free Hearing Australia services and products via the scheme. This can range from full hearing assessments to hearing aids and devices designed to make hearing easier.

However, since NDIS clients and circumstances can differ, this advice is just of a general nature and can be subject to change over time.

To ensure your patients and clients are eligible for hearing services check the NDIS website or contact us for assistance.