Is It Covered?

Search the A-Z list for a list of covered services. Your coverage and out-of-pocket costs may vary based on who you are and your health plan option.

Hearing Aids

TRICARE only covers hearing aids and hearing aid services for active duty family members with hearing loss as follows:

Adults with:

  • Hearing threshold of at least 40 dB HL in one or both ears when tested at 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, 3,000, or 4,000Hz
  • Hearing threshold of at least 26 dB HL in one or both ears at any three or more of those frequencies
  • Speech recognition score less than 94%

Children with:

  • Hearing threshold level of at least 26dB HL in one or both ears when tested at 500, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, or 4,000Hz

TRICARE doesn’t cover hearing aids and hearing aid services for retirees and their family members. Instead, you may be able to get hearing aids from other government programs:

  • Retirees may participate in the Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program (RACHAP) at certain military hospitals or clinics. The RACHAP lets you get hearing aids at a significant cost savings. RACHAP doesn't cover family members of retirees. >>Learn More
  • Veterans can get hearing aids from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). You must register at any VA medical center.  If you are eligible, you’ll get your hearing aids at no charge. >>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 9/15/2014