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Table 3 Funding for costs associated with bilateral BAHAs

From: The current practice trends in pediatric bone-anchored hearing aids in Canada: a national clinical and surgical practice survey

Province Funding, partial (P)/full (F) If partial – portions covered Alternative funding Replacement BAHA coverage Coverage of BAHA softband *
BC No Partial funding for one BAHA - implant, procedure, not processor Provincial program No Yes
AB Yes (F) -- -- Yes Yes
AB Yes (P) Procedure Charity foundation Yes Yes
ON Yes (F) -- -- Yes No
ON Yes (F) -- -- No No
ON No Full coverage for one BAHA Private insurance No Yes
QC No Partial funding for one BAHA - implant, processor None No No
QC Yes (P) Procedure Charity foundation No No
NS No Full coverage for one BAHA Private insurance No Yes
NS Yes (−) -- -- Yes Yes
NS Yes (F) -- -- Yes Yes
NL No Full coverage for one BAHA None No Yes
  1. -- No response.
  2. * Coverage of BAHA softband in the absence of an implanted BAHA.
  3. BC - British Columbia, AB - Alberta, ON - Ontario, QC - Quebec, NS - Nova Scotia, NL - Newfoundland and Labrador.