When looking at purchasing hearing aids there are typically two things people consider: personal hearing loss characteristics and technology.
The nature and severity of your hearing loss will play a large role in determining which hearing instruments can offer the best listening experience and what will be most comfortable for you. The second thing is the level technology that you choose to go with. Like anything else, there are different technologies matched with different price points. On average hearing aids range from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars depending on the level of technology and sophistication you choose. Included in these prices are trial periods, battery plans, warranty, and servicing. Your hearing professional can help you determine what will best suit your needs.
Is there funding available towards the cost of hearing aids?
There is funding available for children aged 0-18 and adults over the age of 65 through Alberta Aids to Daily Living.
Private insurance companies will generally contribute a portion towards hearing aids.
Other third party providers such as WCB and DVA are available depending on your work history and qualifications.
Are hearing aids tax-deductible?
Yes, hearing aids are listed as a medical device, and therefore they may be used as a deduction on your income tax.
We are here to help and to answer any of your questions when it comes to purchasing hearing devices, so don’t hesitate to contact us and ask!