The Department of Defense (DoD) sponsors the Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program designed to help military retirees purchase hearing aids at some military treatment facilities at a special government-negotiated cost. The program is open to all military retirees who have hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Services for the hearing evaluation, hearing aid fitting and follow up hearing aid checks are part of the retiree benefits and are available at no cost. Generally, at least two visits are required. A list of participating facilities is available on the Military Audiology Association website. Facility availability may change occasionally, so call the closest clinic listed to determine if it is currently participating in the program.
For more on military benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.