This time last century, the only assistance someone with hearing loss could use was an ear trumpet. Now 100 years on, there have been many advances in hearing aid devices. Hearing loss can now be managed to ensure that it need not greatly affect the lives of most people with the condition.
“What are my out of pocket expenses going to be when I am fitted with hearing aids?” The answer to this question depends on ‘personal’ factors related to the individual that will only come to light during a hearing assessment and consultation, along with the person’s eligibility for funding under a range of government programs and initiatives.
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.