Senior Citizens Hearing Aid Project

Senior Citizens Hearing Aid Project

Purpose

The Senior Citizens Hearing Aid Project provides one (1) hearing aid per person at little or no cost to individuals, who are 60 years of age or older and have a hearing loss of 35 decibels or greater in the better ear. Hearing loss must be determined by a contracted audiologist selected by the applicant. Based on income eligibility, a sliding scale co-payment may apply.

Contact

1100 East Oklahoma St.
Sulphur, OK 73086-3108

Office: 

(580) 622-4913

Email: 

Eligibility

To qualify for the program you must meet four criteria.

  • Be at least 60 years of age.
  • Be a resident of the State of Oklahoma
  • Be on a limited income.
  • Have a 35-decibel hearing loss in your better ear.
  • One of our audiologists will administer a hearing test and determine your degree of hearing loss.

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • Assessments and Evaluations
  • Information and Referral

AT Devices Provided/ Covered

  • Aids for Hearing Impaired

How to Get the AT

  • Complete an application from the Oklahoma Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program and return to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. For an application, you may call the office at (580) 622-4913. 
  • Income verification must be included with the application. If you currently file income tax with the IRS, provide a copy of the front page of your 1040 plus verification of the Social Security income. (Because Social Security Income is often not declared on your 1040, it is necessary to send both documents.)

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • This project has very limited funding. By the end of each fiscal year, there is a waiting list.
  • The Senior Citizen Hearing Aid Project will provide you with a list of participating audiologists that you may choose from to provide the needed hearing test and hearing aid.  After the necessary paperwork is received an authorization will be faxed to the audiologist you selected. A letter with instructions to make an appointment for a hearing test will be mailed to you.  If your hearing loss qualifies you for a hearing aid, the audiologist will take an earmold impression, and order a hearing aid for you. You will then make another appointment to have the aid fitted, but due to funding limitations, the program is only able to pay for one hearing aid. You can discuss the cost of purchasing a second aid with the audiologist if you choose.
  • The type of hearing aid you receive (in the ear or behind the ear) will be decided based on the results of the hearing test, and discussion between you and the audiologist.