does OHIP cover?
diagnostic hearing tests ordered and performed by qualified physicians.
hearing tests requested or arranged by third parties, e.g. school boards,
employers, Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) etc. are not insured
services. Third party requests
are not paid by OHIP.
evaluation and re-evaluation will no longer be insured by OHIP as these
services are in the discipline of audiology and do not require a physician
to provide or supervise the service.
Tinnitus is a
condition of buzzing, whistling or ringing in the ear.
A tinnitus masker is a device like a hearing aid which emits a sound
in the ear to mask these other sounds.
The evaluation for this device will no longer be insured by OHIP as
it does not require a physician to provide or supervise the service.
is not covered?
evaluation and re-evaluation and tinnitus masker evaluation are no longer
insured services beginning July 2001.
services do not require the expertise of a physician to provide or supervise
What does the Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
on this program contact the Assistive devices Program (ADP) at
1-800-268-6021 or write:
Health and Long-Term Care
Assistive Devices Program
7th floor, 5700 Yonge St.
North York, ON M2M 4K5