Hear more clearly without pay­ing dearly

Central Leader - - News -

In light of cur­rent eco­nomic pres­sures, it is im­por­tant peo­ple with hear­ing loss are aware of po­ten­tial fund­ing op­tions which can as­sist them in ob­tain­ing hear­ing aids.

• Any­one who is a Su­perGold Card holder and who has not re­ceived hear­ing aids within the past five years is now en­ti­tled to a $500 sub­sidy per ear and this is cer­tainly a size­able con­tri­bu­tion to the over­all cost of hear­ing in­stru­ments.

• If you be­lieve your hear­ing loss may have orig­i­nated from an ac­ci­dent or a work-re­lated noise ex­po­sure, you are el­i­gi­ble to lodge an ACC claim.

• If you have served within the New Zealand De­fence Forces, you could be el­i­gi­ble for funded aids through War Pen­sions.

• If you are work­ing full time, car­ing for a de­pen­dent per­son or vol­un­teer­ing full time, you may be el­i­gi­ble for par­tial hear­ing aid fund­ing through Ac­cess­able.

Your Dil­worth Hear­ing au­di­ol­o­gist would be happy to dis­cuss any of th­ese fund­ing op­tions with you, and also to ex­plore any other av­enues that may be avail­able to you.

Dil­worth Hear­ing was es­tab­lished in 1961 by two of New Zealand’s pi­o­neer­ing ear, nose and throat spe­cial­ists: Sir Pa­trick Moore and Dr Bruce Cor­nish.

Their orig­i­nal clinic is still in op­er­a­tion on the cor­ner of Re­muera Road and Dil­worth Av­enue. Since 1961, Dil­worth Hear­ing has grown to have the largest team of ex­pe­ri­enced au­di­ol­o­gists who work along­side some of Auck­land’s most ac­com­plished ear, nose and throat spe­cial­ists. This unique re­la­tion­ship al­lows them to com­bine their ex­per­tise and pro­vide pa­tients with com­plete ear and hear­ing care.

At Dil­worth Hear­ing, they work with all hear­ing aid man­u­fac­tur­ers and so you can be as­sured of get­ting the most ap­pro­pri­ate prod­uct to suit your needs and life­style.

Of­ten hear­ing loss oc­curs so grad­u­ally you may not be aware of ex­actly how much sound you are miss­ing out on. On av­er­age, it takes sev- en years for a per­son to seek help for their hear­ing loss and this means qual­ity time has been wasted while they are not able to hear friends and fam­ily.

Dil­worth Hear­ing was the first com­pany to bring au­di­ol­ogy to Auck­land and are now pleased to of­fer their ser­vices at six con­ve­nient lo­ca­tions. They would be de­lighted to meet with you and to help you over­come your hear­ing dif­fi­cul­ties.

Lo­cated 160 Gil­lies Ave, Ep­som, 631 1990. Also at St He­liers 188 St He­liers Bay Rd, 585

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