Are You Taking Advantage Of Your Available Financial Support For Hearing Assistance?

While we try to make hearing devices as affordable as we can, the cost burden of hearing aids is still too immense for some to fully take advantage of. But are you aware of your financial resources? Often our clients aren’t familiar with all of the financial resources available to them when it comes to assisted-hearing devices. Read on to learn more.


If you are employed and work in Ontario, chances are that you have heard of the WSIB (Workplace Safety & Insurance Board). But are you aware that in certain cases you can receive financial assistance from the WSIB for assisted hearing devices such as hearing aids? The WSIB suggests on it’s website that workers should request approval from them before purchasing hearing aids to potentially avoid having to pay for the devices out of pocket. What’s more, they also offer to cover repairs and replacements for hearing aids when applicable.

There are criteria that claimants are subject to for determining eligibility. All points of criteria must be met for the WSIB to issue coverage. These include:

  • Having an allowed claim for work-related hearing loss
  • The device has been prescribed by a hearing health professional
  • A hearing evaluation results in findings that support the use of a hearing aid

Click here to view more details on WSIB coverage.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs Canada also offers financial support for hearing aids for applicable veterans. The department highlights that support is only offered for chronic conditions. These constitute conditions that have existed for at least 6 months. There are many specific conditions outlined by DVA that must be met to meet eligibility; these can be found here. Tri-City’s knowledgeable staff are ready and willing to help determine your eligibility, as well as file all necessary paperwork on your behalf.

Assistive Devices Program

The Assistive Devices Program is a program offered by the government of Ontario to individuals with long-term physical disabilities. This program applies to all Ontario residents who are not eligible for assistance under the Department of Veterans Affairs. Details for specific conditions and criteria can be found here.

Interim Federal Health Program

This program provides limited, temporary coverage to individuals who aren’t eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance. This includes protected persons, refugee claimants and other designated groups. This plan also offers very specific conditions under a temporary scope. To view the specific details, check out the Government of Canada website here.

Tri-City is always willing to discuss your options and help you determine eligibility. We will even help with filing the paperwork ensuring that the process is smooth and simple for you. If you’re considering hearing aids and are wondering what financial assistance might be available to you, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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