Hearing Program

DHEC's Hearing Program pays for hearing aids and supplies for eligible children and youth with hearing impairment diagnosed by a licensed audiologist.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency
  • South Carolina residency
  • Age under 18 years (services available for people over age 18 with certain types of Medicaid coverage)
  • Household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (pdf) or Medicaid coverage for child.


  • Payment for hearing aids, hearing aid repairs, batteries and other supplies
  • Help working with audiologist, if needed to be sure that all needs are addressed
  • Information and referral for other services for hearing impaired children if needed, including services available through public schools.

How to Apply

Contact your nearest regional CSHCN office .


If you have questions about getting services for your child with special needs, please contact us .

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