Funding

Our government recognises the impact that hearing loss has on the lives
of people, and subsequent effects on the economy. Therefore, New
Zealanders have access to a number of schemes to assist with the cost of
hearing aids.

Enable

Children up to the age of 16 and young adults (up to the age of 21 years who remain in full time education) are eligible to receive free hearing services and hearing aids through the Ministry of Health Enable NZ Scheme, which commenced in 2011. Funding is available for new and replacement hearing aids, along with repairs and supply of batteries.

Enable also partially funds hearing aids for adults aged 16 years or over with complex needs (for example hearing aid users since childhood, people with dual or multiple disabilities, sudden and severe hearing loss) and those adults with a community services card and who meet certain criteria (for example people studying, working or primary caregivers).

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Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC provides funding for people who have suffered hearing loss as a result of noise in the workplace, whether that damage was caused by prolonged exposure to a noisy environment, a sudden accident, or sudden extreme loud noise. To initiate a claim for funding, arrange an assessment at House of Hearing and we will prepare a report to be taken to your general practitioner who will assist with your claim.

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Veterans’ Affairs

ACC provides funding for people who have suffered hearing loss as a result of noise in the workplace, whether that damage was caused by prolonged exposure to a noisy environment, a sudden accident, or sudden extreme loud noise.

To initiate a claim for funding, arrange an assessment at House of Hearing and we will prepare a report to be taken to your general practitioner who will assist with your claim.

Veterans’ Affairs Website

Other Support

Work and Income provides financial assistance for hearing aids to those who are eligible. Your House of Hearing audiologist can provide you with more information.

The New Zealand Audiological Society also administers a hearing aid bank for those people who are unable to affording hearing aids and are ineligible for other funding.

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