Hearing Aid Funding

Services we provide by appointment:

  • Diagnostic Hearing Assessments - Adults/Children5+
  • Hearing Aid Fitting/Servicing/Batteries
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Balance, Dizziness, Vertigo Assessments
  • Custom Hearing Protection
  • Wax Removal by Microsuction

It’s your choice…

  • Palmerston North Clinic or Feilding Clinic.

Most people will be able to access at least some government funding towards hearing aids.  Heartland Hearing & Balance can help determine whether you are eligible for any of the following:

  • Government Subsidy Scheme administered through Enable NZ.  This is currently set at $1022.22 per pair of hearing aids ($511.11 each).  It is available for ALL NZ residents (who do not qualify for other funding), once every six years per ear.
  • Government Funding Scheme administered through Enable NZ.  This provides substantial funding for hearing aids, and is available for any NZ resident fitting certain strict criteria.  For example: severe hearing loss since childhood; working 30 hours per week AND having a Community Services Card; significant other disability such as blindness; sudden and severe hearing loss as an adult.
  • ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) provides substantial funding for hearing aids, under THREE specific criteria: Work-Related Noise Induced Hearing Loss; Acoustic or Physical Trauma; Medical Misadventure.
  • Veterans’ Affairs NZ (War Pension Services) may provide funding for hearing aids for NZ Veterans who have performed active service overseas, and who qualify for a War Pension.
  • Ministry of Social Development (formerly WINZ) can sometimes provide grants or interest-free loans to people, to help them with medical issues such as hearing loss.

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