HEARING CONSULTATION INFORMATION
One in seven Australians have hearing loss with that number increasing dramatically for people over 60 years old. Regular hearing checks are important as hearing loss can occur slowly over time and its effects are not always obvious at first.
If you’re concerned about your hearing, you can take our free online screening*. This test aims to identify potential hearing loss and provide recommendations on your next steps and options available to you.
Can I book a hearing consultation?
The hearing consultation is available to anyone over the age of 18, at all Friendlies pharmacies.
What happens at a consultation?
In a private consultation room, a Pharmacist will ask you some questions about your hearing, you’ll then complete our online hearing screening — this is where you put on headphones and indicate when you hear the tones. Based on your responses, a recommendation will be provided.
If together we think you would benefit from wearing hearing aids, we will demonstrate the benefits of our hearing aids, the pre-programmed options and how to get the best out of your new aid.
HBF Member Benefits
If you're an HBF member with one of the following products, benefits may be payable on your hearing aids, depending on your level of cover, waiting period and up to your annual maximum.
- Ultimate Package
- Prime Health Package
- Standard Extras
- Smart Saver Twin Pack
- Flexi Extras (if selected)
- Premium Extras Plus
- Essentials Plus
*This test aims to help you identify possible hearing impairment. It is not designed to replace a hearing test from your health professional. We highly recommend you see your GP or an audiologist for a complete evaluation of your hearing prior to purchase.