Hearing Aids

Active Duty Service Members and Family

TRICARE only covers hearing aids and hearing aid services if you have hearing loss that meets specific hearing criteriaClick to closeAdults 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; or hearing threshold of at least 26 dB HL in one or both ears at any three or more of those frequencies; or 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.

Retired Service Members and Family

TRICARE doesn’t cover hearing aids and hearing aid services. However, you may be able to obtain hearing aids through other government programs. This includes:       

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) >>Learn More
  • The Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program (RACHAP)

You may be able to buy hearing aids for a reduced cost at certain military hospitals and clinics. The military hospital or clinic provides the fitting and follow-up services. Participation in RACHAP may depend on:

  • Space
  • Equipment
  • Provider availability
  • Personnel readiness

To qualify, you must be eligible for care at a military hospital or clinic.

Limited Availability for Retirees

CONUS 

Alaska

California

Connecticut

Florida

Hawaii

  • Ft. Shafter
  • Schofield Barracks

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Missouri

Nevada

New Hampshire

Ohio

Oklahoma

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Texas

Washington

OCONUS

Germany

Guam

Italy

Japan

South Korea

Spain

 

Limited Availability for Eligible Retiree Family Members

CONUS

Alabama

Alaska

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Louisiana

Maryland

New Hampshire

New York

Oklahoma

Rhode Island

Texas

OCONUS

Germany

Guam

Italy

Japan

Spain

Disclaimer:

This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryClick to closeTo 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 10/3/2018