Hearing aid fund and care packages
Update (18 January 2021)
If you want to apply for hearing aid funding, you will need to provide:
- Audiogram / letter from an Audiologist.
- A quote for new hearing aids from an Audiology Clinic.
- Proof of New Zealand Citizenship or proof of Permanent Residency eg scanned copy of NZ Passport or Drivers License / Proof of Permanent NZ Residence or scanned copy of passport showing visa or E-Visa.
- Proof of income: either a scanned copy of their Community Services Card OR Summary of Income from IRD confirming annual income (and partner's income, if applicable).
Visit the Hearing Aid Fund criteria and application form for more information.
Many Kiwis are going without the devices they need to connect with the world around them.
The National Foundation for Deaf & Hard of Hearing has created the Hearing Aid Fund to help bridge the financial gap. This fund was launched in 2020 and provides Kiwis with financial assistance to purchase new hearing aids. New grant applications for the Hearing Aid Fund reopen in January 2021.
Visit their website to find out more about the Hearing Aid Fund criteria.
The Foundation is also giving away care packages to deaf and hard of hearing Kiwis for Christmas 2020. The care package includes handy resources and tips, the foundation's latest magazine - Hearing Matters, a voucher for a free hearing test with Triton Hearing, hearing aid batteries, and much more. Care Packages are mailed directly to your door.
Request a collection of Care Packages for your practice by clicking here.
Reviewed 18 January 2021
Published 10 December 2020