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Hearing Aids

Hearing aids and hearing aid services are only covered for active duty family members with hearing loss defined as follows:

  • Adults with a hearing threshold of 40 dB HL or greater in one or both ears when tested at 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, 3,000, or 4,000Hz; or 26 dB HL or greater in one or both ears at any three or more of those frequencies; or a speech recognition score less than 94%.
  • Children with a hearing threshold level of 26dB HL or greater in one or both ears when tested in the frequency range at 500, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, or 4,000Hz.

Hearing aids and hearing aid services are not covered for retirees and their family members.

However, you may participate in the Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program (RACHAP) at participating facilities accepting retirees. You don't need to return to your service affiliation to participate in the program. RACHAP doesn't cover family members of retirees. >>Learn More

Disclaimer:

This A-Z list of topics is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers most inpatient and outpatient care that is medically necessary and considered proven. However, there are special rules or limits on certain types of care, while other types of care are not covered at all.

Last Updated 12/6/2013