Hearing aids are very advanced instruments and it should be fitted and programmed correctly for optimal benefit. At the audiology clinic, all patients undergo a comprehensive diagnostic audiology assessment and based on the test result and diagnosis, if suitable then our patients are advised the right hearing aid. The hearing aids are then programmed to match their unique hearing loss and patient is then put under auditory rehabilitation programme if required. Follow up tests are performed on regular interval to assure optimal programming of the aids.
Medical Card Holders
Medical Card Holders are legally entitled to free hearing aid services from the Health Service Executive ( HSE) but, in practice, the availability of these services varies from area to area. If you wish to obtain a hearing aid on your medical card you must first consult with your G.P.
Visit www.hse.ie for further information
Private Health Insurance cover
Hearing aid prescriptions are not covered by private health insurance companies in Ireland. However, depending on your level of cover the cost of a hearing test may be reimbursable. Contact your Health Insurance company for further information
You may claim tax relief in respect of the cost of certain medical expenses paid by you. This includes the cost of hearing aids. Contact the Revenue Commissioners or see www.revenue.ie for further details of the MED1 Tax Relief Scheme.