As the 2014 Government Budget fast approaches, audiologists from Hidden Hearing are urging the hard of hearing to avail of the generous Government grants available for digital hearing aids while they still can. Keith Ross, audiologist with Hidden Hearing, believes that the social welfare grant system may be affected in the October given the anticipated budget cuts to the Department of Social and Family Affairs.
The Treatment Benefit Scheme is currently available to all insured workers and retired people who have the required number of PRSI Contributions. The grant subsidises 50% of the purchase price of a hearing aid up to a maximum of €1,000, and is available to both non-medical card and medical card holders when obtaining a hearing aid privately.
Audiologist Keith Ross advises, “The Government grant has afforded thousands of people across the country the opportunity to benefit from digital hearing aid technology that may otherwise have been out of their reach. The Budget will be announced in mid-October and I would urge anyone who may be experiencing problems with their hearing not to delay and make an appointment in their local Hidden Hearing clinic to learn more about the grant while it is still available.”
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In order to simplify the process, Hidden Hearing can complete all the necessary application forms and process the grant on behalf of its customers. In addition to this grant, Hidden Hearing is currently offering a limited number of free sample aids so as to allow people the opportunity to experience the life changing benefits of digital hearing aid technology. To claim a free working hearing aid sample Freephone 1800 370 000 or Click Here.