Individuals who receive Ontario Works and have an existing disability that meets the requirements of disabilities under the ODSP Act can apply for ODSP hearing aids. Many hearing aid clinics are registered with the ODSP program to offer hearing benefits. Persons receiving the Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support are entitled to receive additional help with hearing aids. This makes it very important for individuals to check out whether they are eligible for this program and can receive benefits.

The Ontario Disability Support Program covers many hearing aids and devices. This program helps individuals to purchase a hearing aid or an alerting system. It can also cover hearing aid repairs as well as replacing batteries for the device. It also covers the cost of items if you do not have access to other sources of funding.

Getting hearing aids can change the lives of many people, allowing them to improve their quality of life. Individuals, their spouses and children under 18 years of age can get help with repairs of hearing aids and devices. Any dependent children of 18 years or older are not eligible.

Steps to take advantage of the Ontario Disability Support Program

There are certain steps you can take to take advantage of this program. If one is approved for the program, they can receive up to $500 every five years towards the purchase of hearing aids

Determine if you are eligible: To be eligible for the ODSP Hearing Aid Program, you must be an Ontario resident, over the age of 18, and have a valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card. Additionally, you must be a recipient of ODSP or meet the financial eligibility criteria. You can visit the ODSP website or speak with a caseworker to determine your eligibility.

Go for the referral: Once you have determined your eligibility, you need to obtain a referral from a qualified healthcare professional such as an audiologist, hearing instrument specialist or ENT specialist. The referral should include a recommendation for hearing aids, the type of hearing aids needed, and an estimate of the cost.

Choosing a provider: The next step is to choose a licensed hearing aid provider based in Ontario to get the hearing aids. It is important to choose a provider who is experienced and reputed in fitting hearing aids. To apply, interested participants must complete the official application for the ODSP hearing aid program and provide all required information.

Receiving approval: Once the application is approved, the individual will receive a letter from ODSP indicating the amount of funding receivable. The ODSP funding and any additional funding can then be used to purchase the hearing aid they prefer.  This is also the stage where individuals will get to know if their application is rejected due to any technical problem.


The ODSP Hearing Aid Program provides financial assistance for eligible individuals who require hearing aids. By following the above steps, you can take advantage of the program and improve your hearing health. Remember to choose a reputable hearing aid provider and consult with your healthcare professional to determine the type of hearing aid that is best suited for your needs.