Almost half our customers receive full or partial funding for their hearing aids through a third party payer. When you come in for your appointment, we will complete a thorough history to help you determine if you are eligible to apply for coverage.
Extended Benefits - Prior to your appointment, call your benefits provider to find out if you have coverage for audiology services and hearing aids. Be sure to ask if the amount quoted is per ear or in total. Also find out if there are any special requirements (ex. Audiologist prescription) or limitations.
Veterans Affairs Canada - If you served in the military, you may be eligible to receive benefits through VAC. Call the General Inquiries line at VAC (1-866-522-2122) and advise them that you feel you have a hearing loss and/or tinnitus. They will mail you the application forms; a questionnaire for you to complete and a letter for the audiologist, requesting the specific tests they would like completed. If approved, VAC covers the cost of hearing aids, batteries, and repairs for the rest of your life. Check their website for details:
Workers Compensation - If you have worked in noise, you may be eligible for coverage for hearing aids through the Workers' Compensation Board in the province where the noise exposure occurred. Schedule a hearing test and if you meet the minimum criteria for application in that province, we will provide you the appropriate forms to initiate your WCB application. If approved, workers' insurance typically covers hearing aids, batteries and repairs for life.
Non-Insured Health Benefits - Health Canada provides eligible First Nations people and Inuit with hearing aids when they are not covered through other insurance plans. If your test results indicate a hearing loss that would benefit from hearing aids, we will make the application for hearing aids on your behalf.
exists to support its Member First Nations by enhancing the quality of life and well-being of their people and families through community development, professional consultation and health services. Items covered include hearing aids. Check out their site to see if you are eligible for coverage.
For those who aren't covered through a third party and would like to look at options for payment, we partner with Island Savings to offer very competitive short term loans. Once we determine which hearing aids are right for you, a loan application will be provided.
Hearing aids typically range in price from about $795 to $2800 per aid.
Exciting news! We have partnered with Health Smart Financial Solutions to offer 0% financing to approved customers.
They offer 6 and 12 month payment plans with a nominal service fee. Currently financing is available for the purchase of Signia (formerly Siemens) Primax hearing aids and we hope to be able to expand to other manufacturers soon.
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