Hearing Aid Funding Programs
There are many funding programs available to help you finance your hearing aids, some of which are listed below. Please book a complementary consultation for more information or to discuss other funding options.
Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
The Ontario government provides access to the Assistive Devices Program to all residents of Ontario. This program covers $500 of funding per hearing aid every five years. Many of our patients take full advantage of this program and receive $1,000 off their hearing aid purchase.
The WSIB may pay for the provision, replacement, or repair of hearing aids and related accessories, and hearing assistive technologies where entitlement has been established for work-related traumatic hearing loss or occupational noise-induced hearing loss. Once approved, hearing aid devices are eligible for replacement every five years in the program of care.
Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
Assistance provided by Veterans Affairs for hearing loss treatment depends on meeting general eligibility requirements. Once met, veterans can receive benefits for annual hearing test, examinations and hearing aids. Once approved, hearing aid devices are eligible for replacement every four years in the program of care.
Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)
The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) at Health Canada provides registered First Nations and Inuit clients with access to a range of medically necessary health goods and services not otherwise provided through private insurance plans, provincial/territorial health or social programs.
Green Shield (GSC)
GSC insurance, in conjunction with the ADP program will cover a range of hearing devices suitable to the client’s need, pending approval of a pre-determination letter.
Ministry of Community and Social Services
If you are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support, you may be able to get additional help with your hearing aids and mobility devices. You, your spouse and children under 18 years of age are eligible for help with alerting systems, and batteries and repairs for hearing aids and devices. Dependent children 18 years of age or over are not eligible but may get help from Ontario Works discretionary benefits. Prior approval is required from your individual case worker before approaching Meridian Hearing.