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    Newborn Screening Unit
    Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)
    PO Box 149347, MC-1918
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Fax: 512-776-7125
    Toll-free: 800-252-8023, ext. 7726


TEHDI - Hearing Aids and Assistive Listening Devices

The following agencies and organizations provide resources for hearing aids and assistive listening devices. This list is not all inclusive. 

Department of State Health Services

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) is a program that provides services to children with extraordinary medical needs, disabilities, and chronic health conditions. Children eligible for CSHCN can receive hearing and speech services. Phone: 800-252-8023

Texas Health and Human Services 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services 
Voice: 512-438-4880
Videophone: 512-410-1387

Telephone Access – The Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP) helps people who have a disability that interferes with their access to telephone networks purchase specialized assistive equipment or services.

Hearing Aid Information 

  • Financial assistance to purchase hearing aids may be available from a variety of sources for children who get Medicaid or who are certified for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • Active duty military family members who meet specific hearing-loss requirements may be eligible to receive hearing aids, including services and supplies, as a TRICARE benefit. 

Texas Workforce Commission 

Hearing Aids and Related Accessories – The Vocational Rehabilitation Program can help buy hearing aids if they will help the customer to participate in gain or stay employed.
Phone: 800-628-5115 


  • Starkey Hearing Foundation – Hear Now is an application-based program that provides hearing aid help to low-income Americans. Phone: 800-328-8602
  • Miracle Ear Foundation supports underserved Americans with limited income and no other resources for hearing aids. Their eligibility requirements are designed to reach those who need help most. Phone: 877-632-6320

Service Organizations 

  • Lion’s Clubs 
  • Sertoma Clubs 
  • Rotary Clubs 
  • Kiwanis Clubs 

Non-profit organizations 

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to people with disabilities.

Last updated November 20, 2018