Pensioners total body health begins with better hearing health. Pensioners free hearing tests and services.
People with untreated hearing loss experience 30-40% greater decline in thinking abilities compared to those without hearing loss.
Pensioners and veterans are generally eligible for free hearing services and hearing aids under the Australian Governments Office of Hearing Services (OHS) program. Cognitive decline in older people with hearing loss is linked with the social isolation caused by untreated hearing loss. Well fitted hearing aids have been shown to increase social participation of the user, and this in turn reduces cognitive decline.
Melbourne Audiology Centre is an accredited provider of hearing services under the OHS program. Call us and we can advise you on your eligibility for free hearing services and book you in with one of our experienced audiologists.