Access to Work funding hearing aids

Hi

Can Access to Work funding be used to purchase private hearing aids? I've seen lots of conflicting information.

Thanks.

  • Hi BitDBill 

    Thank you for your post. 

    We know that it is quite rare for Access to Work to fund private hearing aids but have come across individuals who have been requested to pay towards them. For example one individual was requested to pay 2/7ths of the cost under the argument that they only worked 5 days of the week.

    Apologies we can not assist further and hope that contact with Access to Work will answer this better for you. 

    Best wishes

    Jess

  • I am retired now but when I worked in local government I had digital hearing aids through Access to Work. However  when the NHS started issuing digital aids the scheme was stopped.