Support Funding for Hearing Aids

Information about support funding for hearing aids

As part of our service, we can help you access funding from the various agencies.

From our experience and familiarity with the different support funding options, we find many of our clients often meet one of the funding providers support criteria.

We will happily take the time to explain to you the support funding options and advise you on your best path forward.

Helping you to access funding from participating NZ agencies

There are a number of Government organisations that provide support funding for hearing aids. Depending on your circumstances and type of hearing loss, you may be able to get help from one of these schemes. The key ones are as follows:

Hearing Aid Subsidy: $1022 Support

If eligible, with the Ministry of Health Hearing Aid Subsidy Scheme you can get $1022.22 (incl GST) funding support for the purchase of your hearing aids. This funding is for adults over 16 years of age, are NZ citizens living in NZ or permanent residents; plus some more specific criteria. See below for more details.

Hearing Aid Funding Scheme

With the Ministry of Health Hearing Aid Funding Scheme, you may get full funding of your hearing aids. Available to children and adults, who are NZ citizens living in NZ or permanent residents; plus some more specific criteria.

The level and suitability of hearing aid funding will be in part decided on, depending on your hearing assessment, which will be assessed and discussed with you during your hearing clinical consultation. See below for more details.

Note: The Ministry of Health support funding only covers the price of the hearing aids and does not cover any additional costs for the hearing assessments or hearing aid fitting service.

ACC Funding

For noise induced hearing loss, funding of hearing aids can range from $3000 – $4900, if ACC approves your claim.

WINZ Support and Loan

Where your hearing aids loan will be directly deducted from your benefit, approximately $5 – $10 per week.

Overview of the Ministry of Health Funding Scheme

For the Ministry of Health’s Hearing Aid Funding Scheme, it covers the cost of the hearing aids for eligible children and adults who meet their criteria.  With this scheme, it fully funds the “purchase’ of the hearing aids.

To be eligible you need to be a New Zealand citizen living in New Zealand or a permanent resident.

Funding only covers the price of the hearing aid and does not cover any additional costs for the hearing assessments or hearing aid fitting service.

FOR ADULTS:  The funding for each hearing aid is available only once every 6 years.

FOR CHILDREN:  Funding is available no more than 3 times in 6 years.

View here the full details of the criteria

Overview of the Ministry of Health Subsidy Scheme

For the Ministry of Health’s Hearing Aid Subsidy Scheme, it provides $511.11 (incl GST) per hearing aid to adults over the age of 16, who have a permanent hearing loss and need a hearing aid.

To be eligible you need to be a New Zealand citizen living in New Zealand or a permanent resident who is not covered under the Hearing Aid Funding Scheme.

The subsidy for each hearing aid is available only once every 6 years and is available only for the purchase of new hearing aids.

View here the full details of the criteria

New fully rechargeable hearing aids, custom fitted.

Ask about our free 6-week trial of hearing aids. (Conditions apply).

New technology options with Bluetooth compatibility.

We can help you access funding from various agencies.

Free 6-Week trial of hearing aids

We offer a six-week no-obligation free hearing aid trial (some conditions apply), so that you can experience the benefit these devices can provide and decide if the hearing aids meet your needs and expectations.

With this offer, you will be required to pay the full price of the hearing aids on the day of the fitting; then you get to use and try them in the 6-week trial period. If you then choose to return them, we will give you a full refund for the cost of the hearing aids. Note: If a custom mould has been made for a BTE, we are unable to refund that amount.

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