You are able to claim for the equipment you need so that you will be able to hear better in whatever work you do including meetings and on the telephone – so that you can participate as an equal.
To be eligible for the Access to Work grant you must be in paid employment or self-employed. You could be unemployed and about to start work or a workplace trial, with a confirmed start date. You will have a disability or health condition which affects your ability to work, be aged 16 or over, live and work in England, Scotland or Wales.
If your disability or health condition stops you from being able to do parts of your job, and for those who are hard of hearing, this will take the form of not being able to fully participate at work due to the inability to communicate effectively.