Hearing Aids Cost & Payment Plans in Sidney and Victoria
At McNeill Audiology, we know that many people are concerned about how much hearing aids cost. Hearing aids can seem expensive, which is why we are dedicated to helping give our clients peace of mind that they can find a solution that fits their budget.
Read below to see our information on our prices as well as the programs we offer available to help make hearing aids easier to afford.
How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?
Hearing aids have a very wide range of prices between the models, brands, styles and different levels of technology. The specific cost will depend on the hearing aid you choose. The range of starting prices can vary by thousands of dollars.
We try to be transparent with the realistic costs our clients may face for the hearing aids that can help them the most. If you would like to get a price quote from us that has an accurate price range, we recommend that you come for a free hearing test appointment so we can determine the severity and type of hearing loss.
Once we know more about your needs, we can have a discussion with you about the hearing aid styles, models, brands, and levels of technology that would work best for you. In that discussion we will tell you the price ranges so you have that information as you think about what hearing aid you want.
We also offer occasional specials and discounts on certain hearing aid models, and different programs that can help alleviate some of the financial pressure. In addition to our free one week hearing aid test drive and our 60 day return policy, we also offer payment plans.
Do You Offer a Hearing Aid Payment Plan?
Financing options are available
Are There Government Programs Available?
Inquire about hearing aid payment plans
Why We're Different
Free Hearing Aid Trial
Unfortunately, there is no universal government assistance for the purchase of hearing aids in British Columbia, as they are not covered under the Medical Services Plan. However, you may be eligible for funding or financial assistance if you meet any of these requirements:
- You are on income assistance (Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction).
- You are attending school and are looking for part-time employment or summer employment.
- You are looking for employment or retraining.
- You are at imminent risk for losing your job due to your hearing loss.
- Your hearing loss may have resulted from hazardous occupational noise exposure.
- You are a veteran or RCMP officer or a spouse of one.
- You have First Nations Status.
We are happy to help clarify any issues you have when you are at an appointment with us, and we can help guide you to any resources or information you need.
Do You Accept Private Insurance Coverage?
If you receive benefits, it may include coverage for hearing aids. You can also purchase your own insurance coverage through a company like Pacific Blue Cross, which includes the following coverage for hearing aids and other medical services:
- For the first 24 months of the plan, $1,200 per person per year.
- For 25-48 months of the plan, $2,500 per person per year.
- For 49 months and over of the plan, $5,000 per person per year.
There may also be various community and private groups that provide assistance to people who are in need of hearing aids, but cannot afford them. You can reach out to the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Chapter for guidance.