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Savvy Audiology is a family owned, independent provider, your local advocate for hearing health. Our clinic is located at 9 View Street, South Toowoomba and we are welcoming new clients.

We also offer the only mobile audiology clinic in Toowoomba.

Savvy Audiology is fully accredited under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (HSP).  If you fall into any of the categories below, you may be eligible to receive a range of free services and fully or partially subsidised hearing devices under the HSP.

  • A Pensioner Concession Card holder
  • Receiving Sickness Allowance from Centrelink
  • A Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Gold Card holder
  • A Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) White Card holder issued for specific conditions including hearing loss
  • A dependent of a person in one of the above categories
  • A member of the Australian Defence Force
  • A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant with hearing needs or
  • Referred by Disability Employment Services (Disability Management Services) Program

To check your eligibility click on the link below.

Please contact us at gina@savvyaudiology.com or on 0409 280803 if you would like to book an appointment or require assistance checking your eligibility.

MEDICARE

Savvy Audiology is registered with Medicare.  Referrals for diagnostic audiology services from a GP, ENT or Neurologist attract a Medicare rebate. If you are on a Chronic Disease Management Plan with your General Practitioner, this also attracts a rebate.

MY AGED CARE PLANS

If you are on a My Aged Care Plan and have a hearing impairment, you may be able to use part of this package to fund hearing devices and accessories as well as ongoing audiological support from us.

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (DVA)

DVA holders are eligible for hearing services through the Hearing Services Program (HSP).  Funding for hearing devices, assistive listening devices and tinnitus counselling are some of the options available.

PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE

Some private health providers offer inclusions such as audiological consultations and hearing devices.  Please contact your health insurance provider who will be able to inform you of your eligibility for hearing related services. 

Quote of the Week

Listening goes beyond just hearing what people say. It is by listening that we engage, understand, connect, empathise and develop as human beings. Kate Murphy

Founded by one passionate individual – a specialist audiologist who has worked in the industry for many years – Savvy Audiology believes in empowering the individual, encouraging inclusivity and independence, and communicating with all stakeholders, so that hearing health is on everyone’s agenda.

For many years, certain aspects within the landscape of hearing healthcare have remained stagnant. The focus on hearing aids and assistive listening devices is only one small part of addressing hearing loss in our communities.

Our Services

Adult Diagnostic Hearing Assessment

Paediatric Diagnostic Hearing Assessment

Hearing Aid Fittings and Adjustments

Aural Rehabilitation 

Workplace Hearing Screening

Custom made Earplugs and Ear moulds

Tympanometry (middle ear assessment)

Communication Training

HEARING LOSS IN THE ELDERLY

Savvy Audiology has worked with the elderly in nursing homes in Southern Queensland for over fifteen years. Our knowledge regarding the effects of hearing impairment and its associated consequences in this population is extensive.

To remain connected in a hearing world, one needs to be able to hear and use a variety of communication strategies to support the auditory information.

With other health conditions taking priority, hearing impairment is often neglected and this causes frustration and heartache for not only the individual affected but also partners, family members, carers, allied health professionals, medical specialists and aged care staff.

HEARING LOSS FROM A YOUNG AGE

Having worked with the paediatric population Savvy Audiology understands the importance of open communication.

For optimal learning and language development, the hearing impaired child, the parent(s), carers, school friends, teachers, sporting coaches, dance instructors and numerous health professionals all need to be made aware of and informed about the specific hearing difficulties and how to best address them in both private and educational settings.

Savvy Audiology is endeavouring to engage all stakeholders in addressing the hearing health of young Australians.

The Savvy Blog

Meaningful communication, functional ability & identifying stressors – Part One

By |January 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Meaningful communication, functional ability & identifying stressors – Part One

Fundamental to the successful assessment and treatment of people with hearing loss is meaningful communication. My clients range from cognitively 100% to those in early and late stage dementia. Some clients suffer from vision [...]

A Refreshing Divergence

By |November 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on A Refreshing Divergence

Recent continuing professional development events have highlighted the evolving landscape in hearing healthcare towards a much more person and family centred model of care.  Savvy Audiology is particularly pleased to see the process of [...]

The ‘Business’ of Audiology in an ageing Australia

By |October 6th, 2019|Comments Off on The ‘Business’ of Audiology in an ageing Australia

Audiology today is not just about the science of hearing health. It should not be solely about hearing devices and the latest technology. It should not be about who can attract the largest portion [...]

In The Media

Savvy Insight Journal

Savvy Insight is a journal intended to complement the current service delivery of hearing healthcare within the Australian context.  It will encompass variables such as language, culture, poly-pharmacy, environment, neurodegenerative conditions, gerontology, ageing well, quality of life, assessment and evaluation in the audiology clinic, reliability and validity and hearing healthcare in a multicultural society, in an endeavour to promote person and family centred care.

Feature content

Savvy Insight will offer a feature segment on the aged care system in Australia, specifically the options available to those needing to move into aged care, the financial ramifications of the various options and professional financial advice to help individuals and their families make an informed decision.

Savvy Insight is available exclusively from the Savvy Audiology website.

What People Say About Savvy Insight

Essential Reading for all interested in Ageing, Wellness & Hearing Health

February 22, 2020

Savvy Insight is an engaging read, bringing together information on hearing health and ageing well within an Australian context.

Written in an accessible and thought provoking way, with practical advice and a warm focus on patient and family centred care, Savvy Insight appeals to a wide audience with an interest in Hearing Health & Ageing Well.

Michelle

Very Informative. Easy to read. Easy to understand.

February 22, 2020

Congratulations on your first edition, Gina. There is nothing like this available. I look forward to the ones to come.

I have had two sets of aids fitted by Gina going back some years now, and I will only allow Gina to do the next when the time comes.

Congratulations once again.

Guy

Refreshing and Professional

February 9, 2020

Gina,

May I say how much I enjoyed reading the January 2020, inaugural edition. It was indeed what it professed to be. It was passionate and showed clearly your want to promote person and family centred care. As an “older Australian” (as you respectfully term us), I found it conveyed a strong understanding and gave common sense appraisals of real life situations in which we find ourselves. I am in the bracket of those beginning to appreciate some hearing loss, but I now totally know where my first port of call will be when testing time is needed (in the not too distant future!).

Congrats on edition one. Refreshing and illuminating.

I confess I am looking forward to the advertised feature of your next edition, when Gerard attacks an equally huge issue.

Well done.

Brian

Brian

Well done, Savvy Insight!

February 9, 2020

Congratulations on your first edition of Savvy Insight! Not only is it professionally produced and highly informative, but it is also easy to read and understand. Your range of topics is very relevant today. I look forward to your future editions.

Anne

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