Hearing Exams



 Active duty Service member (Prime) 

  • Get your hearing exams at your assigned military hospital or clinic*

 Active duty Service member (Prime Remote) 
  • Follow steps for getting referral for specialty careSpecialized medical/surgical diagnosis, treatment, or services a primary care provider isn’t qualified to provide.
 Family of active duty (Adults)
  • TRICARE covers one hearing screening per calendar year
 Family of active duty (Children)**
  • TRICARE Select: hearing screenings are covered for children through age 5 through the well-child care benefit
  • TRICARE Prime: appropriate hearing screenings are covered for all children regardless of age
 Retired Service members

*Based on the regulations for your Service.

** All infants should undergo hearing screening using Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) and/or Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing before one month of age, preferably before leaving the hospital. If not tested at birth, all infants should have a hearing screening before one month of age. An infant who does not pass the hearing screening should undergo appropriate hearing testing to confirm the presence of a hearing loss at no later than three months of age. All children (through age 5) should undergo hearing screening at each well-child visit, and children with possible hearing impairments should be referred for appropriate testing.



This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 3/20/2022