Australian Government - Department of Health - Office of Hearing Services
Hearing Services Program

Closed Consultations

Below are links to previous consultations undertaken by the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (the program). For more information please e-mail

Thematic Review of Commonwealth Hearing Services Legislation

The Department of Health is undertaking a thematic review (the review) of the Commonwealth’s hearing services legislation and sought input from stakeholders.

Feedback closed on 25 May 2018.

Review of Services and Technology Supply in the program

The Pricewaterhouse Coopers Review of services and technology supply in the Hearing Services Program included a public consultation process and targeted consultations with the hearing industry. This report has been provided with analysis of research, local and international environmental scanning, and recommendations for the arrangements for service items and fees, and Assistive Hearing Technology supply arrangements. The final report is now available.

Review of Service Items and Fees

The Review of Service Items and Fees provided an opportunity to examine the delivery of hearing services in the program.  You can read more about the Scope of the Service Items and Fees Review.

Review of supply of Assistive Hearing Technology

The Review of the Supply of Assistive Hearing Technology(AHT) provided an opportunity to look at the technology supply arrangements in the program You can read more about the Scope of the AHT Review.

Invitation to comment on the draft Service Delivery Framework

The Service Delivery Framework for Hearing Care Services in Australia is being developed to set a benchmark for the way hearing care services are delivered in Australia. The consultation period for two key documents of the draft Service Delivery Framework: the Quality Principles for Hearing Care and the National Practice Standards for Hearing Care Practitioners closed on 31 May 2016. A total of 22 submissions were received during the broad consultation process from stakeholders in Australia from professional bodies, community and consumer advocacy organisations and organisations representing the needs of hearing impaired children. You can read more on the Overview of Consultation Feedback page.


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