If you have hearing loss as an accepted condition or hold a DVA Gold Health card, you can get assistive listening devices (ALDs) to help improve your ability to hear in specific situations. DVA provides ALDs at no cost.
12 December 2019
ALDs available from DVA include:
induction loops for providing hearing support in a specific area
headsets for watching TV
microphone/FM listening systems
door bells and smoke alarms with lights
streamers that transmit sound from a mobile phone, tablet or TV to a hearing aid.
You can use ALDs in conjunction with hearing aids supplied through the Australian Government Hearing Services Program if they are required. Research has shown that the combination of a radio frequency ALD worn in conjunction with hearing aids provides superior performance in noisy environments and over distances than any hearing device alone can.
Accessing services is easy!
Eligible veterans, widows, widowers and dependants simply need to make an appointment with their hearing provider who will discuss the best ALD options for their hearing needs.