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10.7.12 Provision of hearing aids
As per the Treatment Principles, hearing aids can be provided through a client’s DVA Health Card. Hearing aids cannot be provided through the rehabilitation provisions. Clients with a DVA Health Card for all Conditions (Gold Card) or a DVA Health Card (White Card) for conditions that include hearing loss can access a range of support and services including:
provision of hearing aids through the Office of Hearing Services;
provision of Alternative Listening Devices through the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP); and
provision of support for tinnitus through the DVA Tinnitus Program, if tinnitus is an accepted condition on the DVA Health Card.
Please refer to DVA Factsheet HSV22 for further information about Hearing Services provided by DVA.