To find out if an ACC hearing aid funding application is right for you, we recommend having a diagnostic hearing test with one of our expert audiologists. From there the funding application can be completed in three easy steps.
Your audiologist will use your hearing test results and work history to see if you can apply for ACC funding. Our team will help you do an easy questionnaire about your work history. If you are eligible to apply, your audiologist will lodge a claim with ACC on your behalf.
ACC will arrange an appointment with an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist who will decide how much of your hearing loss is work-related (this consultation can happen over the phone or in person). ACC will then notify you with their decision and the funding amount you can use for your hearing aids.
Step 3: Call Bay Audiology to book an appointment with your audiologist to confirm which hearing aids you’d like to choose to suit your needs. Remember to bring your ACC approval letter with you to the appointment. You can choose fully funded hearing aids, or you can choose to pay the difference if you decide on a different solution.
If your application for work-related hearing loss through ACC is unsuccessful, we can still help you find the best hearing solution for your lifestyle and budget.
Most New Zealanders are eligible for the Ministry of Health subsidy of $1022.22 towards a pair of hearing aids. This is available to all New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, aged 16 years and above, once every six years. You can also take advantage of our 12-month interest free offer with Q Card.