Radio Aids can be acquired in a number of different ways;
Buying as a private individual – as long as hearing aids are suitable for Radio Aid technology equipment can be purchased direct from our Online Shop, it’s very easy if you know the product you wish to buy. Examples of where this scenario might be considered is for pre-school children with hearing loss, children who already have Radio Aid equipment supplied by the Education Authorities for school who want to take advantage of the benefits of Radio Aids at home too, and people generally with hearing loss that need the extra layer of help this technology provides due to leading busy lifestyles and being in noisy, challenging environments.
Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) – Radio Aids are often provided on loan to help hard of hearing and deaf school children with their needs by the Education Authorities. Once adulthood is reached and students enter Further Education this assistance stops. However, grants are available via the Disabled Students Allowance scheme (DSA) towards the supply of Radio Aids (as well as other equipment) to help in environments that can be very challenging for hearing impaired students.
Access to Work (AtW) – If you are in the workplace, or about to join the workplace after being unemployed, and have hearing loss that could potentially hinder how well you perform in your job, you may be entitled to funding towards Radio Aids to help you perform your work duties. The Access to Work scheme is a government sponsored grant scheme with a remit to help enable people with disabilities into the workforce.
Our aim is to make the process of obtaining Radio Aids as straightforward, informative and painless as it can possibly be. Once you are in a position to proceed, our aim is to facilitate this in 3 Easy Steps.
Click the image below that most closely matches your situation and you will find more in depth information on how to proceed.
If you want to purchase Radio Aids but are unsure what bundle of products you need there is plenty of information on the website to help you, and you can also email or ring us too if you want to speak to us and ask for advice.