Adults receiving benefits through Supplementary Health will now receive those same services through private clinics.
A longer wind-down period will be implemented for children requiring hearing aid services to ensure gaps are addressed and the private sector is able to meet service needs.
To access hearing services through the public sector, please contact:
- Saskatoon and area at: 306-655-4170
(located at the Sturdy Stone Building in Saskatoon); or
- Regina and area at: 306-766-5625
(relocated to Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina).
During this interim period, children’s hearing aid services will be available in the public system in Regina and Saskatoon. Hearing aid services for children may also be accessed in the private clinics where available.
The Ministry is working closely with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and service providers during this transition process.
Hearing services will continue to be a benefit for individuals with coverage under the Supplementary Health Benefits (children and adults) and Family Health Benefits (children), when they access those benefits in the private and public sectors. For more information about hearing services covered through these programs, contact Supplementary Health at: 306-787-3124 or 1-800-266-0695 or visit the Supplementary Health webpage.
The public system will continue to provide other hearing services including: children’s audiology evaluations, auditory brainstem response testing (for adults and children), and audiology support services for cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing devices (for adults and children). Current hearing screening processes for infants will also continue.
For more information, please read our Hearing Services Q&A.
Private sector hearing aid businesses are required to be licensed under The Hearing Aid Sales and Services Act and Regulations in order to operate in Saskatchewan.
Private sector hearing aid businesses provide hearing services that include hearing tests, hearing aids, hearing aid fittings and repairs. Businesses staffed by licensed audiologists may provide services to children.
Private sector hearing aid businesses must operate according to the requirements under The Hearing Aid Sales and Services Act
The operator is required to post the annually-issued licence in a prominent location on the premises.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for issuing the licence, monitoring compliance to the legislation, and investigating complaints. If you have concerns about the hearing aid services you received in the private sector and wish to make a complaint, please complete the Complaint Reporting Form or contact the Ministry of Health:
Community Care Branch
1st Floor, T.C. Douglas Building
3475 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 6X6