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At times, your hearing aids alone may not be enough due to background noise and distance. Whether it's in classrooms, lectures, work meetings or on the phone, hearing conversations are key to success. With the help of assistive listening devices such as Roger microphones, you can enhance the performance of your hearing aids or cochlear implants to hear without the frustrations that background noise can bring.

Find the Roger microphone that's right for you with our Easy Guide

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Get funding for work

Individuals who are working, or looking for employment opportunities, may be able to receive funding support. Thanks to Access to Work, employees who have difficulty hearing at work don’t have to be held back.

Access to Work is a government led program to help people with a hearing loss start or stay within the workplace. It is a Personalised scheme setup to support disabled people and remove any workplace-related barriers to employment

97%

of people had approved elements of Access to Work in 2020/21

Your Guide to Access toWork

Download your Step-by-step guide to get funding

 
Get funding for university

Get funding for university

Students entering higher education may be eligible to receive funding to enable them to receive Free Assistive Listening Devices. Thanks to Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA), students who have a hard time hearing can succeed in all aspects of a student's life.

Disabled Students' Allowance can cover the cost of any study-related equipment you may require, in addition to your hearing aid(s) or Cochlear Implant. Each University should also have a person in charge of disability issues called a Disability Officer who you can talk to and give assistance about the support you may require. 

68%

of students who were eligible for DSA found it easy to arrange a student needs assessment

Your Guide to Disabled Students Allowance

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Self-funding

The above funding schemes enable specific groups to access this technology free of charge or at a discounted rate. If you don’t match the criteria outlined on these pages, you are still able to purchase Roger microphones to enable you to benefit from optimal hearing.

If you want to find out more or have any questions, please complete the form. Our friendly team are on hand to help and support you. 

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Access to work FAQs

  • Wear hearing aids or Cochlear implants
  • Be over 16 years old
  •  Live the United Kingdom
  • Be in employment, self-employment, work experience or about to start a job

There is no fixed amount for an Access to Work application, it depends upon your specific case and needs. The grant will only cover the support needed to let you stay in work or self-employed.

You can ask for your grant to be reviewed if you have had a change of employer, or your job role has changed. Your grant can be reviewed whenever necessary.

It can last for up to three years. Each year, Access to Work will normally do a review to see if you need further support or your needs change. As long as you require the support, you should continue to get it.

Most applications for special aids and equipment are subject to a mandatory cost share system (with the exception of those made within 6 weeks of commencing work). Access to Work will not pay any of the costs under a particular threshold: the employer is responsible for these.

The thresholds depend on the size of the employer:

  • Micro employers (1-9 employees) – Access to Work pays the full amount
  • Small employers (10-49 employees): £300 threshold
  • Medium employers (50-249 employees): £500 threshold
  • Large employers (250 employees or above): £1,000 threshold

If an employer refuses to pay, Access to Work funding cannot be approved unless an alternative cost sharer is found.

You may not be eligible for Access to Work funding if you receive any of the below benefits:

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Income Support
  • National Insurance Credits

However, you may be eligible for a limited time, if you are doing certain types of ‘permitted work’ to help you move off benefits completely.

Disabled to Students' Allowance FAQs

  • Wear hearing aids or Cochlear implants
  • Be over 16 years old
  • Live the United Kingdom
  •  Be an undergraduate or post-graduate
  • Be qualified for Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency Scotland

2023 to 2024 academic year - Undergraduate and postgraduate students can get up to £26,291 a year for support.

2022 to 2023 academic year - Undergraduate and postgraduate students can get up to £25,575 a year for support.

The sooner the better! The process can take up to 14 weeks.

You would need to go back to your assessor and explain your circumstances and it may be possible to do so.

If you qualify for Student Finance then you can apply for funding.

If you leave your course before the end, you may be liable to contribute towards the equipment. Please contact the funding body for more information. Likewise, if you purchase equipment before starting your course and then fail to attend, you’ll need to pay for or return the equipment.