Hearing Services Program Review - Consultation Paper

Closed 4 Dec 2020

Opened 30 Oct 2020

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On 14 August 2020, the Hon Mark Coulton, Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, announced a review into the Hearing Services Program.

An Independent Panel made up of Professor Mike Woods (Chair) and Dr Zena Burgess will conduct the Review, with the support of an Australian Government Department of Health Secretariat.

The public consultation phase is a key part of the Review.

The Hearing Services Program Review Consultation Paper sets out a series of issues and discussion prompts for consideration.

While the discussion prompts are not specifically aligned with the Review's Terms of Reference, your responses will provide the Panel with valuable information for the preparation of its Final Report.

You are not limited to answering any or all of the questions posed in this paper and additional relevant information is welcome. Wherever possible, please ensure you provide the facts to support your views.

Submissions can be made via the Consultation Hub and will be published at the conclusion of the Review. If you do not wish your submission to be published, please indicate this in your submission.

We understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on consumers and the hearing sector, and that this may affect the capacity to respond.

Submissions close at 11.59 AEDST, Friday 4 December 2020.

Please contact hearing-review@health.gov.au if you have any questions or concerns.


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