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Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program

Chapter 3701-45 established the Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program (OHAAP) to provide assistance to families with children under twenty-one years of age with permanent hearing impairments to purchase hearing aids. Families with incomes at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program.  Children enrolled or who can qualify for Medicaid or the Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH) are not eligible for OHAAP. 

A family’s eligibility can be determined using the federal poverty guideline table. Depending on income limits, families who apply for hearing aids may be required to pay an “out of pocket” fee up to $500.00. The fee is for the audiological services to assess the child for the hearing aid as well as needed follow up to evaluate aid. Families who qualify and are interested in the program must complete the Family Application Form

Licensed audiologists and hearing aid dealers and fitters interested in serving as OHAAP providers must have a signed agreement in place with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Click here to request an agreement. Upon completion of agreement, OHAAP providers must complete and submit the provider form and the family application form to be reimbursed for services.

Mailing Address
Ohio Department of Health
Children’s Hearing and Vision Screening Program
Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program
Melissa S. McCoy
246 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 466-1995

Email: Melissa.McCoy@odh.ohio.gov

Last updated 9/29/15