Hearing Aids

RACHAP/RHAPP

Retiree-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program/Retiree Hearing Aid Purchase Program

Advances in technology now make hearing aids into high-tech medical devices. The best hearing aids ever made are now in production.

Retirees can obtain hearing aids at significant savings by using the RACHAP/RHAPP program. Two hearing aids can usually be purchased for less than $2,000. Exact costs are variable and subject to change at any time without notice. Contact your nearest audiology clinic for further details.

Section 713 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 Provision of Hearing Aids, states that hearing aids may be sold to dependents of retirees through RACHAP.  Although the NDAA allows an MTF to sell hearing aids at cost to dependents of retirees, the legislation permits the MTF to discern whether or not they have the capacity and capability to implement the legislation.  Please contact the MTF directly to identify if an individual qualifies for participation in the program.

Note:  Your closest clinic could be located hundreds of miles away from your home. The costs to travel for this program need to be considered versus the availability of an audiologist in your local community to assist you with repairs, warranty repairs, re-programming, etc.

Not every medical facility is able to provide this program. Care of active duty members takes precedent at all MTFs. It is recommended that you contact the appropriate military facility before incurring significant travel expenses. Facilities may discontinue this program for any reason without notice to us.

Retirees can use any military treatment facility which will accept them. You don’t need to return to your service affiliation to participate in this program.

This program is not a TRICARE benefit.

Listed facilities and contact information below. This information is subject to change at any time.  It is recommended that you contact the appropriate facility before incurring significant travel expenses.

Please note:  Retirees who have enrolled in the US Family Health System (USFHS) insurance program are not able to use RACHAP because they are no longer eligible for healthcare through military treatment facilities. Retirees who wish to disenroll from USFHS may do so, but they will not be allowed to reenroll at a later date. You are encouraged to speak with your local USFHS or TRICARE representative before making this decision.

Last updated:  5 September 2017

Listed by State, Lower 48

State Site DSN Phone Commercial Phone Additional Information
AL Ft. Rucker 255-7185 334-255-7185
CA NMC San Diego Limited to existing patients
CA Travis AFB Limited to existing patients
CT NHC Groton 1-888-NAVY-MED Limited to 100 mile radius
FL Eglin AFB Limited to catchment region
FL NH Jacksonville Space Available; Requires enrollment at MTF
GA Ft. Gordon 706-787-6689
GA Ft. Stewart
GA Ft. Benning
IL Captain James A. Lovell FHCC 224-610-3759 Limited to 75 mile radius; Requires enrollment at FHCC; Requires referral from FHCC provider
KY Ft. Campbell Space Available
LA Ft. Polk 863-3300 337-531-3276
MD Andrews AFB (240) 612-1850
MD Ft. Mead
MD Walter Reed 301-295-7840
MO Ft. Leonard-Wood 573-596-0048 Limited to local beneficiaries
MS Keesler AFB
NV Nellis AFB Limited to catchment region
OH Wright-Patterson AFB 674-8399 937-904-8399
OK Ft. Sill 580-558-2235 Limited to retirees living in OK & their dependents receiving care at the MTF.
RI NHC New England Limited to 100 mile radius
SC Ft. Jackson
SC NH Beaufort
TX Lackland AFB 554-5421 (210) 292-5421 Limited to TX residents
TX Ft. Bliss
VA NMC Portsmouth 377-2800 757-953-2800
VA Joint Base Langley Eustis
WA NH Bremerton
WA Joint Base Lewis McCord

Outside the 48 States

Location Site DSN Phone Commercial Phone Additional Information
Alaska Joint Base Elmendorf
England RAF Lakenheath 314-226-8566 +44 01638-52-8566
Germany Landstuhl RMC 590-5820 06371-946-45820
Germany Grafenwoehr Health Clinic
Hawaii Tripler Army Medical Center 315-433-5742 808-433-5742
Italy Aviano AB 632-5459
Japan Yokota AB 315-225-2017 011-81-31175-52017

RALD

The Retiree Assistive Listening Device (RALD) program offers Military Service Members and their families, a unique opportunity. In an effort to help improve the quality of life for those who serve our country, Williams Sound has designed a factory direct program that provides access to assistive listening devices at a discounted price. More information about the RALD is posted here.