Can you repeat that? Why the cost–of–living crisis shouldn’t cost you your hearing health

by LukeAdmin

Have you ever sat in a busy restaurant and struggled to hear the conversation at the table? Or noticed a loved one withdrawing from a family catch–up because they couldn’t keep up with the conversation?

You’re not alone. Hearing loss is a common health concern that affects close to 1 in 6 Australians.

Despite the high cost that hearing loss can have on our quality of life and our ability to enjoy moments spent with loved ones, the increasing cost–of–living has made it difficult for those who need it to access affordable hearing care. In these challenging times, the last thing anyone needs is to be paying more for an essential health service or support than they should be.

Specsavers Audiology is committed to providing upfront prices online and without an appointment, because Australians deserve to know what they’ll be paying at the start of their hearing journey.

Despite the impact that the current cost–of–living crisis is having on household budgets, you shouldn’t and don’t need to compromise on your health to be able to afford essentials.

Stores are locally run and operated, and Specsavers put their customers first by offering expert care throughout the hearing journey.

A hearing check does not automatically mean that hearing aids are required, but they do help to uncover any changes and ensure hearing loss is monitored, detected and treated earlier if discovered. If further testing is required*, a full diagnostic hearing assessment is used to determine if you would benefit from hearing assistance.

If they are needed, our team of qualified and fully accredited health professionals work closely with you to unearth what you need – and don’t need – from your hearing aids, ensuring they are fitted with the right level of technology and save unnecessary expense. The price of hearing aids are based on technology and features, not the severity of hearing loss, and there is no value in paying for unnecessary features.

The latest technology hearing aids, including rechargeable options, may be fully subsidised for those eligible under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program**.

If a hearing assessment identifies that hearing aids may benefit you, Specsavers’ team of audiology professionals are available to help you find the most appropriate solution based on your level of hearing loss, hearing goals, the technology that you require and your lifestyle and budget. Our audiology professionals are dedicated to helping you find the right solution tailored to you – we know, one size does not fit all.

If you have any concerns about your own, or a loved one’s hearing, visit your local Specsavers store or

If further testing is required, a few may apply ** Conditions apply under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program

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