What we’re doing about ear health

Our policies, programs and strategies aim to reduce the incidence and consequences of avoidable hearing loss in Australia.


We fund programs to support Australians with hearing loss:

Find a list of all our programs and initiatives related to ear health.


We fund and provide resources to help Australians understand and prevent ear disease and hearing loss:

Medicare and insurance benefits

We help reduce the cost of hearing services and products through:

  • the Prostheses List, which outlines the products – such as cochlear implants – that private health insurers pay benefits for
  • the Medicare Benefits Schedule, which allows health care providers to bulk bill part of the cost of hearing services.


We fund research to improve hearing services and support in Australia.

Who we work with

We work with various stakeholders to help improve ear health and support people experiencing hearing loss, including:

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