As someone who is deaf and hard of hearing, there is a lot more than just hearing aids available to help you. You can apply for a hearing grant through a variety of reimbursement models to support your needs and access a world of better hearing devices and assistive equipment available .
Liverpool Hearing Centre works with the world's best manufacturers of premium hearing aids and accessories to help you enhance your hearing. Their aim to give added help in difficult and more challenging situations. There are accessories to help you hear the television, listen to conversations on the telephone, support you in lectures or in business meetings.
Below outlines the main hearing grant schemes available in the UK and how to access them together with the help of Liverpool Hearing Centre.
If you are 16 or over, live in England, Scotland or Wales and have a hearing loss and/or tinnitus that affects your ability to work you may be eligible to get help from Access to Work. Even if you have NHS or private hearing aids, you can be entitled to funding for additional add-on devices that will make your life easier. You might not get a grant if you already get certain benefits. However, if you get a grant, the money doesn’t have to be paid back and won’t affect your other benefits.
To apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance you must live in England and have a disability that affects your ability to study either physically or mentally.
DSA is no longer available for the purchase of private hearing aids although it could be used to upgrade your current hearing aids with useful accessories to help you communicate better in HE environments.
To apply for the Veterans Hearing Fund you must be serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces, this will also allow you, your dependants and carers to be eligible.
The funds provided to this program have now been fully assigned and they are not accepting new applications. We'll update this if and when funds become available again.