23. The Board shall assume, according to the terms and conditions prescribed by this Regulation, the cost of purchase, fitting, replacement or repair of only one hearing aid.
A person with a hearing deficiency may be eligible for a binaural device if the person meets any of the following requirements:
(1) the person is 18 years of age or under and the device is required in speech and language training, in learning at school or in reinforcing such training or learning;
(2) the person is 19 years of age or older and the device permits a marked improvement of the threshold of speech intelligibility which is essential to pursue recognized studies or employment for remuneration or a benefit, including as a self-employed worker, a worker benefiting from support for workplace integration and job retention or a trainee developing employability skills;
(3) the person has a visual deficiency within the meaning of the regulation made by the Government under subparagraph h.1 of the first paragraph of section 69 of the Act and the deficiency is such that it justifies the use of a second hearing aid.
Similarly, a person with a hearing deficiency who, on 8 June 2006, is under 19 years of age and already has a binaural device continues to be eligible for the device even after attaining 19 years of age.
O.C. 869-93, s. 23; O.C. 535-97, s. 17; O.C. 382-2006, s. 13.