Better Hearing Australia (Victoria) is a not-for-profit charity, registered with Community Services Victoria and is a State Government agency.
ONLY INDEPENDENT SERVICE IN VICTORIA
We are the only independent hearing loss management organisation in Victoria.
WHAT WE DO
We don’t charge for services or sell any products. We’re provide services, support and advocacy, including providing an advisory and information service, that assists people in navigating their way through the maze of hearing services, hearing aids, hearing technology and various approaches to managing tinnitus and other ear problems. We are open to anyone who is over 18 and has either a hearing loss or some ear problems such as tinnitus. We also provide consumer protection advice, and have a Hearing Aid Bank which assists those on low income, and who are not eligible for government assistance to receive a reconditioned donated hearing aid from our hearing aid bank.
At Better Hearing we provide services, support and advocacy to improve the lives of people with hearing loss.
Our vision to be the leading and most trusted provider of hearing loss management services.
As an organisation and as individuals we value: respect, transparency, passion, empathy, expertise, commitment and diversity.
Better Hearing Australia (Vic) started out as the Victorian Lip Readers Club, founded in 1932 as a self-help support group. In 1946 the organisation became the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association for Better Hearing with the emphasis on lip reading tuition continuing.
Under the new name of Better Hearing Australia (Vic) we became a strong self-help organisation focusing largely on self-help forums and classes led by committed, trained volunteers.
Today, as a result of changing lifestyles and developments in hearing technologies we have expanded the self-help model to provide professional services delivered by qualified staff to communities across Victoria. State government funding has made this development possible.