Government of New Brunswick
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    This program assists clients of this department with coverage for the purchase and maintenance of hearing aids services which are not covered by other agencies or private health insurance plans.

    Eligibility

    This program is available to:
    • Clients of this department and their dependents
    • Individuals who have special health needs and who qualify for assisted health care under Section 4.4 of the Family Income Security Act and Regulations

    Clients must have one of the following:
    • A valid white Health Services Card showing “SUPPLEMENTARY” in the BASIC HEALTH ELIGIBILITY section, or “HA.” (Hearing Aid) in the ADDITIONAL HEALTH ELIGIBILITY section

    OR

    • A valid yellow Health Services card with a “Y” under the OTH in the VALID ONLY FOR box, or an “X” under SUPP in the VALID ONLY FOR box

    Additional benefit-specific criteria may apply.

    In order to be eligible for full benefits through this program, you must not have any other coverage for the service(s) required.

    Description

    This program covers:
    • Behind the Ear (BTE), In the Ear (ITE) and In the Canal (ITC) hearing aids
    • Repairs & ear molds

    This program does not cover:
    • CIC, BAHA or BI-CROS hearing aids
    • Personal FM systems
    • Cochlear implants
    • Hearing aids for cochlear implants
    • Batteries for hearing aids or cochlear implants
    • Hooks, filters or tubing
    • Convenience options such as T-coil, directional microphone, etc.
    • Cleaning/drying
    • Pocket Talkers
    • Hearing tests or evaluations

    Hearing Aids are payable once every 5 years.

    Repairs are eligible as required once the manufacturer’s warranty expires.

    Ear molds are paid once a year for adults and twice a year for children

    There is no cost to eligible clients for entitled hearing aid services.

    Contact Email Location
    Fredericton