About hearing aids
By virtue of the HollandZorg basic health insurance, you can be reimbursed for various types of hearing aids:
- classic hearing aids
- simple hearing aids
- deaf loop systems, infrared devices and FM devices
- BAHA soft band
- text and video telephones plus corresponding software
- alarm and warning systems
- solo equipment
- hearing dogs
Partially implantable hearing aids do not fall within this category. Read the Medical aids regulations (in Dutch) to find out which hearing aids you qualify for.
Reimbursement of hearing aids
Under the HollandZorg basic health plan, you are entitled to reimbursement of hearing aids. By virtue of most of our supplementary insurances you are entitled to reimbursement of the costs of your statutory personal contribution for hearing aids and (tinnitus) masks.
|Basic Healthcare Insurance||Reimbursement|
|HollandZorg basic health insurance
||100% for contracted care, minus any statutory personal contribution.
The maximum reimbursement for the care of a hearing dog is €1.140 per year.
||a maximum of € 100 per calendar year*
|Plus||a maximum of € 200 per calendar year*|
|Top||a maximum of € 300 per calendar year*
|No Risk I
|No Risk II
Who qualifies for reimbursement?
Depending on the hearing aid you require, certain conditions apply in order to qualify for reimbursement. The Medical aids regulations (in Dutch) outline these conditions.
Your general practitioner has to refer you to an ear, nose and throat doctor or an audiological centre for a hearing test. They can establish the cause and gravity of your hearing problems, making sure you are offered the right solution.
If you need a hearing aid due to age-related loss of hearing, your general practitioner may also refer you directly to a contracted audiometric technician. This may be the case for electric-acoustic hearing aids, earpieces, simple hearing aids and deaf loop systems.
On loan or owner?
Depending on the type of hearing aid, it is given on loan or you will become the owner. Read the Medical aids regulations (in Dutch) for more information.
Maximum rates non-contracted provider
If you are planning on going to a non-contracted (care) provider for a hearing aid, we will apply a maximum reimbursement. The non-contracted provider has to comply with the conditions set out in the Medical aids regulations (in Dutch) .
The costs of a medical aid that we sell to you are reimbursed up to a maximum of 75% of the costs we would incur if you would have received the care from a contracted provider. In that case, we also reimburse a maximum of 75% of any repair costs in connection with the medical aid.
The costs of a medical aid that we would normally give on loan are reimbursed per calendar year. We will reimburse a maximum of 75% of the costs we would incur for providing that care on loan in that calendar year. We set off the number of days you are entitled to those medical aids against the number of days you actually have the medical aid at your disposal in that calendar year.
Statutory personal contribution
Are you 18 or older? Then, hearing aids are subject to a statutory personal contribution of 25% of the purchase costs.
Are you 18 or older? The costs of hearing that become your property count towards the compulsory and any voluntary excess. The excess does not apply to medical aids given on loan, such as the text and video telephone, solo equipment and hearing dogs.
Who can provide this type of care?
You can obtain a hearing aid from a contracted (care) provider. Our Care finder helps you find a provider near you.
The information on this page is a brief outline of the reimbursements. No rights can be derived from this page. You can only derive rights from our insurance conditions.
Your health insurance
In My HollandZorg you will find all information about your health insurance policy.
Maximum rates for a non-contracted care provider
Have you chosen a healthcare provider with whom we have no contract? Then, we will reimburse according to our maximum rates. If the rate invoiced by the non-contracted care provider is higher than our maximum rates, you will have to pay the difference yourself. You will be able to find contracted care providers with our Care finder.