Hearing Aids

Life Unlimited Hearing Therapists do not sell or fit hearing aids. However, we do:

  • carry out a hearing test, assess your communication needs and discuss the results. If a need for hearing aids is indicated we can refer you to an audiologist or other health professional with your consent
  • provide independent advice and guidance about hearing aids or other of hearing devices
  • provide support if you already have a hearing aid but feel it is not working effectively for you
  • provide information on any hearing aid funding you may be entitled to

General advice on purchasing hearing aids in New Zealand

There is a wide range of hearing aids and devices available in New Zealand. These come at a wide range of prices. It is important to do your research.

  • If someone recommends a particular hearing aid to you, ask them why?  Does it suit your type of hearing loss?
  • Do you need all the ‘extra features’ or will a more basic hearing aid be cheaper and easier to use?
  • Is the person recommending the hearing aid to you paid to sell that particular brand?
  • Ask questions, and make sure you let the person know if there’s anything you don’t understand.

For more information you can read The guide to getting hearing aids: Hearing aid funding scheme from the Ministry of Health.