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Annual Report - Achievements & Challenges
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Major Achievements

  • Improved performance and quality of devices available under the Hearing Services Program.
  • Improved access to hearing services by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the expansion of eligibility to Government-funded services.
  • For the first time in a financial year, the number of vouchers issued exceeded 200,000 and the number of service providers contracted to provide services under the Hearing Services Program reached 200.


  • Slower than estimated uptake of Government-funded hearing services by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the new eligibility groups.
  • Lower than expected usage rates of hearing aids for five hours or more per day.

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