First, get your hearing tested for free by one of the 5 hearing aid providers in Guernsey. They are listed here in alphabetical order:
- Advanced Hearing Services
Mario Cavagnetto at the Grandes Maisons Surgery, St Sampsons.
Tel: 245999 or visit their website
- Boots Hearingcare
Marne Lever at Boots, High Street, St Peter Port.
Tel: 0345 270 1600 or visit their website
- Hidden Hearing
Biljana Zaharieva at The Guernsey Therapy Group, St Martins.
Tel: 251860 or visit their website
- Specsavers Hearing Centre
Julie Chammings in Market Square, St Peter Port
Tel: 723530 or visit their website
- Medical Specialist Group
Lawrence Hill, at Medical Specialist Group, Les Frieteaux, St Martins Tel: 238565 or visit their website
Once a hearing test has been done and a hearing aid(s) have been prescribed by a hearing aid audiologist, and you are in receipt of Supplementary Benefit you need to contact: Social Security Department, Edward T. Wheadon House, Le Truchot, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3WH. Telephone: 01481 732501. You should explain that hearing aid(s) have been prescribed and the reasons why you would find it difficult to afford to pay for them yourself. SSD will request information from the hearing aid provider and perhaps ask for further financial information from you.
SSD may or may not award a full or partial grant.
However, if you are not in receipt of Supplementary Benefit, or if the grant awarded is insufficient to pay for the aids that have been prescribed, GHH may be able to help, taking into consideration your individual circumstances.
For further information please email us on [email protected]