Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids is a service that helps cover the costs associated with getting a personal Hearing Aid. A Hearing Aid is a miniature amplification system that’s worn in, or behind, the ear in order to enhance sound.

Hearing Aids don’t correct hearing loss, but help make sounds more accessible for those with impaired hearing.

You might need Hearing Aids if you...

  • Are difficulty telling sounds apart
  • Are having trouble understanding speech

Things you need to know about Hearing Aids

Limits and benefits
Hearing Aids limits and benefits change depending on your choice of Extras product, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member.

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Our Standard Extras, Premium Extras Mid and Premium Extras Plus products and our Prime Health Package have an annual limit on Hearing Aids. The waiting period for Hearing Aids is three years on these products. 


Our Ultimate Package has an annual limit on Hearing Aids. The waiting period for Hearing Aids is twelve months on this product. 

If you select Flexi Extras, Hearing Aids will be covered under Appliances. Your annual maximum will be combined with any claims you make on Aids to Recovery Equipment, Health Monitoring Equipment, Blood Glucose Monitors and Nebulisers. The waiting period for Hearing Aids is twelve months. 

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More information

For more specific information about the limits and benefits covered under each policy, please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period

Waiting periods vary from 12 months to three years for this service. 

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Products that include Hearing Aids cover

Hearing Aids is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options

Hospital and Extras Packages

Prime Health Package
From
$38.30 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $550 over 3 & up to 5 yrs $600 over 5 & up to 10 yrs $650 over 10 yrs
    Waiting Period
    36 months
    Maximums
    One p.p. per 5 yrs under 15 yrs One p.p. per 3 yrs over 15 yrs
Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $1500 every 3 calendar yrs under 10 yrs length of membership & $2500 every 2 calendar yrs 10 yrs membership and over

Extras Only

Standard Extras
From
$8.05 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $550 over 3 & up to 5yrs $600 over 5 & up to 10yrs $650 over 10 yrs
    Waiting Period
    36 months
    Maximums
    One pp per 5 yrs under 15 yrs One pp per 3 yrs over 15 yrs
Flexi Extras
From
$12.90 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $800 under 1yr $900 over 1yr & up to 2yrs $1000 over 2yrs & up to 3yrs $1100 over 3yrs and under 4yrs $1200 over 4yrs Combined annual maximum
Premium Extras Mid
From
$12.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $550 over 3 & up to 5 yrs $600 over 5 & up to 10 yrs $700 over 10 yrs
    Waiting Period
    36 months
    Maximums
    One pp per 3 yrs under 15 yrs One pp per 2 yrs over 15 yrs
Premium Extras Plus
From
$19.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $750 over 3 & up to 5 yrs $800 over 5 & up to 10 yrs $950 over 10 yrs
    Waiting Period
    36 months
    Maximums
    One pp per 3 yrs under 15 yrs One pp per 2 yrs over 15 yrs