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Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

You may be eligible for funded hearing aids through the  Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), if your hearing loss is a result of workplace noise exposure or attributed to an accident.

At Audika we are here to help eligible clients through the ACC funding process, to help you access a range of solutions that meet your individual needs. ACC offers different levels of funding for hearing aids depending on the cause and extent of your hearing loss. The amount funded will depend on how much of your hearing loss is attributable to noise exposure that occurred during your employment or hearing loss due to trauma. Audika can assist with funding towards your hearing aids if your ACC claim is accepted^. 

If your claim is accepted, ACC contributes financial support towards the purchase of hearing aids, audiologist appointments, batteries, repairs & maintenance.  ACC funding support for new hearing aids is available once every six years.


How do I find out if I am eligible for funding?

The first step is to book a Free* hearing check at your local Audika clinic, to identify if your hearing test results meet the criteria to access ACC funding.

If your hearing loss is the result of workplace noise exposure or an accident, you may be eligible for funding from ACC.  Many factors are considered as part of the claim and this includes, your age any family history of hearing loss and any other causes of hearing loss. 

If your ACC claim is not accepted, you may be entitled to Ministry of Health hearing funding or hearing aid subsidy funding. Your clinician will be the best person to discuss potential funding avenues available to you. 

Book your appointment to find out if you are eligible for hearing aid funding today! 

 

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^Selected models apply based on ACC funding level approved. The recommended device for the claimant’s listening needs and lifestyle may differ from the funded device, which may incur additional costs..  ACC funding is subject to ACC eligibility terms and conditions. *FREE hearing checks are only available to adults aged 18 years or older. Please note if you have been referred to us by your GP/ENT for a diagnostic test, this may attract a charge.

How to order batteries for ACC funded hearing aids

If you have hearing aids funded by ACC, your batteries are included as part of your ACC cover. Your Audiologist has provided ACC with your hearing aid information, this way ACC will know the size and type of batteries you need. When you do require new batteries you can order more in the following ways:

Online at icanhear.co.nz

You will need to fill in your ACC number and your date of birth, then place your order for more batteries. 

By Post - Complete the return slip that ACC sent to you with the first set of batteries - you can also find the form here and send it to:

Freepost 225409
ACC Battery Request
PO Box 62253 Sylvia Park
Auckland 1644

Phone – Reorder, change or reduce your batteries by phoning Community client direct on 0508 222 546.

For any other questions about ordering your ACC hearing aid batteries or more information about your hearing loss claim contact the ACC Hearing Loss team on 0800 101 996.

I'm not eligible, is there any help?

If it's determined that you are not eligible for various funding options, we can discuss our flexible, interest free payment plan options**.


  • Flexible payment plan

    An easy way to pay for your hearing aids with flexible payment options**.

  • Ministry of Health (MOH)

    The MOH has two types of funding available for hearing aids. Depending on your circumstances and type of hearing loss, you may be able to get help from one of these schemes^. 

^New Zealand Government subsidies support may be available to make treatment more affordable for you. New Zealand Ministry of Health subsidies are only available to eligible clients and conditions apply. **Terms and conditions apply.

Request an Appointment

Complete the form below or quote the 'Audika' website when booking your appointment in clinic. Required fields are marked^

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