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Friday, July 13th, at 9pm EDT, we’re performing scheduled maintenance. We anticipate this planned outage will end by 3am Saturday, July 14th.

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.

Info for Health care Providers

For more information, email Children with Special Health Care Needs, call us at (803) 898-0784 or visit us at one of our statewide locations. See a brief description of the work performed by DHEC's Children/Teens with Special Health Care Needs Program.