Veterans are transitioning from service to civilian life, but there are resources available to help:
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
Qualified veterans, former and current members of the Canadian Forces (CF), former and current members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as their dependents, survivors, and some civilians, qualify for VAC health benefits. Through its Program of Choice option, recipients of VAC health benefits can be approved for benefits outside the standard coverage. As for hearing devices, qualifying individuals in any province or territory can receive benefits.
Examples of covered benefits include:
- Analog hearing aid
- Basic digital hearing aids
- Basic programmable analog aids
- Telephone amplifiers, infrared devices
- Hearing aid accessories (e.g. batteries)
- Dispensing and fitting fees
Other hearing aids may be considered under exemplary circumstances, but individuals do require special authorization in order to receive full coverage.