Planning A Trip Overseas?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in News

If you are a hearing aid wearer, there are a few points to consider when you travel on a plane or travel internationally. The major hearing aid manufacturers have an international warranty on their hearing aids, so if they are within the 1st year of the warranty, they will be covered overseas for any manufacturer repairs. Note though, this does not cover any related costs at the audiology clinic you go to – it is up to the clinics discretion, they are not bound by the warranty as they will not receive any reimbursement of costs from the manufacturer. Points to...

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ACC Changes to Hearing Loss regulations from 1 July 2014

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in News

” From 1 July 2014, a number of changes will be made to the way ACC manages hearing loss regulations meaning more benefits to more people. The new regulations are the result of a close collaboration and public consultation with New Zealand’s hearing loss sector and community groups. There’ll be more benefits to more people with hearing loss, from device purchase and fitting, through to repairs”. To read more click here.

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Consumer Goes Mystery Shopping

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in News

An interesting report by  Jessica Wilson  of Posted on 08/02/2012 “Hearing aids are big business. Are commercial imperatives skewing consumer advice? The arrival of major international players in the hearing aid game is changing the New Zealand market. We look at what’s happening and mystery-shop 3 hearing clinics to see whether the advice and services offered differed…”. Click here to read further Download...

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ACC Changes 1st Jan 2011

Posted by on Jan 19, 2011 in News

ACC Changes – What They Offer Now If you believe all or part of you hearing loss is due to noise exposure you can make an application to ACC. If approved, hearing aids were previously fully funded. However from the 1st of January 2011 the funding received depends on 10 bands based on how much of your loss has been attributed to noise. There are also now limits to ACC’s contribution to appointments, and repairs. ACC is administering a contribution from the Ministery of Health. ACC pays a fixed contribution to the noise induced component of the loss, and MOH pays part of the...

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