TRICARE HEARING AIDS UPDATE 01: Tricare does not cover
hearing aids for retirees or their family members. However, some military treatment facilities support the Retiree At
Cost Hearing Aid Purchase Program (RACHAPP) for
servicemembers in need of hearing aids.
This program allows retired
service members to purchase hearing aids at government cost.
can view facilities along with contact information and
whether or not the facility provides hearing aids at cost to US
military retirees. This information is subject to change at
any time. It is recommended that you contact the
appropriate facility before incurring significant travel expenses.
Retirees can use any facility which will accept them; you
don't need to return to your service affiliation to
participate in this program. Dependents of military retirees are
generally ineligible to participate in this program at the
current time. [Source: NAUS Weekly Update 7 Mar 08 ++]