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Telecommunications & Hearing Aid Assistance

From Wisconsin Department of Health Services

February 18, 2021



Telecommunications Assistance Program
Hearing Aid Assistance (TAP HAA)

TAP HAA is an additional TAP benefit option available to consumers to provide funding towards the 
purchase of new hearing aids to increase the efficiency and use of telecommunications devices for 
distance communications by people who are Deaf or severely hard of hearing. TAP HAA can provide up 
to $250 per hearing aid or $500 per pair of hearing aids per person.

•    Must be a Wisconsin resident
•    Meet income eligibility guidelines
•    Submit completed application materials
•    Can apply once every three (3) years
•    Not receiving medical assistance like BadgerCare Plus or Medicaid

Application materials needed:
•    A completed application F-02743
•    A completed hearing loss certificate F-22554
•    A copy of the quote to purchase hearing aids noting T-coil program included

Purchasing through an approved Department of Health Services (DHS) vendor:
•    Certified audiologists
•    Licensed hearing aid providers

TAP will send a voucher to the applicant or their representative to redeem with a qualified DHS 
vendor when you are paying for the ordered hearing aid(s). The vendors will invoice DHS for the 
applicable voucher amount.

What's not covered?
•    Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids
•    Mail-order hearing aids
•    Personal sound amplification products (PSAP) like pocket talkers
•    Online testing
•    Battery replacements
•    Hearing aid repairs
•    Non-certified or unlicensed providers
•    Providers not approved or active as a vendor in the Department of Health Service's 
accounts payable system
•    Covering costs associated with hearing exams, other clinical or office expenses, or 
past purchase amounts

For more information or assistance, please contact Monica Smith, TAP Program Coordinator at 
608-267-7195 or or visit the TAP website at

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