Government programs

Some government programs will reimburse the cost of your hearing aids if you answer their criteria. The Groupe Forget audioprosthetists are members of the «Ordre des audioprothésistes du Québec» and are accredited with the «Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec» , the CNESST (Quebec’s workers compensation board) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

For more information and to confirm your eligibility to one of these programs, make an appointment with an audioprosthetist nearest you.

Note that your personal insurance may partially or totally reimburse the cost of hearing aids – Contact your insurance broker for more information.

Accessibility to the «Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec» hearing aids program

0 TO 11 YEARS OLD

CRITERIA

Child affected by a hearing deficiency that may compromise the development of speech and language.

MONAURAL (one hearing aid)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Certification of the necessity of a hearing aid fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist or an E.N.T. doctor;

c) Global assessment of the deficiencies and functional limitations delivered by an audiologist or a speech and language therapist.

BINAURAL (Two hearing aids)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Certification of the necessity of a binaural fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist, specifying that it is necessary to the apprenticeship of speech, language, to attend school or a combination of either one;

c) Global assessment of the deficiencies and functional limitations delivered by an audiologist or a speech and language therapist.

IN-THE-EAR

Non eligible

MANUFACTURER’S REPAIR (one or two hearing aids)

Eligible

 

12 TO 18 YEARS OLD

CRITERIA

Child affected by a hearing deficiency estimated to be on average at least 25dB, in aerial conduction, on all of the following frequencies: 500, 1000, 2000 or 4000 hertz.

MONAURAL (one hearing aid)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Audiogram and certification of the necessity for a hearing aid fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist or an E.N.T. doctor.

BINAURAL (two hearing aids)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Certification of the necessity of a binaural fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist specifying that it is necessary for the apprenticeship of speech, language, to attend school or a combination of either one;

c) Global assessment of the deficiencies and functional limitations delivered by an audiologist or a speech and language therapist.

IN-THE-EAR

If affected by a hearing deficiency not exceeding 70dB on one or the other of the following frequencies: 500, 1000, 2000 or 4000 hertz.

MANUFACTURER’S REPAIR (one or two hearing aids)

Eligible

 

19 YEARS OLD AND OLDER/STUDENT

CRITERIA

Person affected by a hearing deficiency estimated to be on average at least 25dB, in aerial conduction on all of the following frequencies: 500, 1000, 2000 or 4000 hertz and who is registered in an education program acknowledged by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, or the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, and is actively pursuing this program at the date of the assessment or of the fitting.

Remains eligible to a binaural fitting after reaching the age of 19 years old, a person with hearing deficiency who:

a) Was under the age of 19 years old on June 8th 2006 and already benefited from a binaural fitting;

b) Was under the age of 19 years old and benefited from a binaural fitting on June 8th 2006 and after.

MONAURAL (one hearing aid)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Audiogram and certification of the necessity of a hearing aid fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist or an E.N.T. doctor;

c) Certification that the person is attending school at the date of the fitting.

BINAURAL (two hearing aids)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Audiogram and certification of the necessity of a hearing aid fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist;

c) Certification that the person is attending school at the date of the fitting;

d) The hearing aid fitting significantly improves the speech intelligibility threshold and this improvement is essential to the pursuit of a scholarship program.

IN-THE-EAR

If affected by a hearing deficiency not exceeding 85dB on one or the other of the following frequencies: 500, 1000, 2000 or 4000 hertz.

MANUFACTURER’S REPAIR (one or two hearing aids)

Certification that the person is attending school at the date of the repair.

 

19 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

CRITERIA

Person whose most able ear is affected by a hearing deficiency estimated to be on a minimum average of 35dB, in aerial conduction on all of the following frequencies: 500, 1000 and 2000 hertz.

MONAURAL (one hearing aid)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Audiogram and certification of the necessity of a hearing aid fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist or an E.N.T. doctor;

c) Global assessment of the deficiencies and functional limitations with recommendations for a hearing aid fitting by an audiologist in the case of a person showing a hearing deficiency and who is 65 years or older at the time of the assessment.

BINAURAL (two hearing aids)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Audiogram and certification of the necessity of a hearing aid fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist;

c) Only an official and recent letter from the employer certifying that the person is employed, full-time, part-time or seasonably is accepted. The certification is valid for one year*;

d) The hearing aid fitting significantly improves the speech intelligibility threshold and this improvement is essential to a compensated employment.

IN-THE-EAR

If affected by a hearing deficiency not exceeding 85dB on one or the other of the following frequencies: 500, 1000, 2000 or 4000 hertz.

MANUFACTURER’S REPAIR (one or two hearing aids)

Eligible

 

*Self-employed persons must provide the following documents: a most recent and complete income tax return, a certificate of incorporation for a company or employment agreements.

 

PERSON WITH A HEARING DEFICIENCY AND OTHER LIMITATIONS

CRITERIA

Person affected by a hearing deficiency and presenting other functional limitations that, taken as a whole, prevent this person from being integrated either socially, in school or at work.

MONAURAL (one hearing aid)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Audiogram delivered and signed by an audiologist or an E.N.T. doctor;

c) Certification of the necessity of a hearing aid fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist;

d) Global assessment of the deficiencies and functional limitations with recommendations for a hearing aid fitting delivered by an audiologist;

e) In the case of a visually handicapped person, a certification delivered by an establishment recognized in the dispensing of visual aids, certifying the person is legally known to have a visual impairment.

BINAURAL (two hearing aids)

a) Medical certificate delivered by an E.N.T. (ear, nose & throat) doctor, certifying the hearing deficit, whether it is permanent or not;

b) Audiogram delivered and signed by an audiologist;

c) Global assessment of the deficiencies and functional limitations with recommendations for a binaural hearing aid fitting delivered and signed by an audiologist;

d) In the case of a visually handicapped person, a certification delivered by an establishment recognized in the dispensing of visual aids, certifying the person is legally known to have a visual impairment;

e) A person whose visual impairment is such that it justifies the use of a second hearing aid.

IN-THE-EAR

A person at least 12 years of age affected by a hearing deficiency not exceeding 70dB on one or the other of the following frequencies: 500, 1000, 2000 or 4000 hertz, and for a hearing impaired person who is 19 years and older and affected by a hearing deficiency not exceeding 85dB on one or the other of above mentioned frequencies.

MANUFACTURER’S REPAIR (one or two hearing aids)

Eligible