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Hearing Service Program 2024 Public Consultation

The Hearing Service Program publicly consulted on draft proposals to simplify and improve program service items and program standards. The results and themes are summarised here.

New fact sheet for Hearing Services Program providers

We've added a new fact sheet for Hearing Services Program providers that addresses questions we've received about service delivery.

$7.5 million boost to hearing health research

The Australian Government has provided close to $7.5 million to support research into improving ear and hearing health. The grants fund 9 research projects focusing on the health and wellbeing of those living with hearing impairments and preventing hearing loss.

$6.5 million provided to support children with hearing loss

The Australian Government has provided $6.5 million to The Shepherd Centre, to address gaps in hearing services available to children with hearing loss. The funding will assist children and their families in New South Wales and Tasmania.

Report of the Independent review of the hearing services program

The final report of the Hearing Services Program review is available.

Help people hear better

Are you a healthcare professional caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?
You could be eligible for EarTrain: a series of free training modules on how to identify, manage and treat ear disease and hearing loss.

Hearing Services Program Review

An Expert Panel will review the Hearing Services Program so it better meets the needs of vulnerable Australians affected by hearing loss.
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