The specialised smoke alarm alerts users to fire hazard through visual (flashing light) and tactile (vibrating pad) stimuli to ensure safety within your home, particularly when asleep.
To be eligible you must be:
- Deaf or hard of hearing with a severe to profound loss in both ears, or a severe high frequency loss ≥70dB (averaged across 2, 3 & 4kHz) in both ears
- A resident of Victoria or Tasmania
- Not eligible for other funding schemes such as NDIS
The smoke alarm pack retails at $685. Those who are eligible will receive the pack for a $50 out of pocket fee. The fee can be waived for those who hold a Pension Concession Card.
To apply for the subsidy, please complete the online application form below. For more information or alternate ways to apply for the subsidy please contact Expression Audiology via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Victorian Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme is part of the State Government’s Victorian Aids and Equipment Program. The Tasmanian Specialised Smoke Alarm Program is made possible through the support of the Tasmanian Government.