The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) was alerted to potential consumer protection issues in the hearing aid industry through ABC RN’s Background Briefing program, Have I got a hearing aid for you.
To better understand the issues, the ACCC conducted enquiries with consumers and industry participants.
“Audiology Australia takes the ACCC’s claims that employment conditions may be encouraging clinicians at hearing aid clinics to supply hearing aids that are unnecessary or more expensive than a consumer needs very seriously. Read Audiology Australia's here.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have engaged Health Outcomes International (HOI) in a service mapping project to identify, scope and map existing and potential early childhood intervention services available to work with children with developmental delay and/or disability and their families and carers in South Australia following full NDIS transition.
Audiology Australia was invited to present at the Hearing on the 20 Feb 2017 by the Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS regarding the Provision of Hearing Services under the NDIS.