North Carolina residents less than twenty-one years of age are eligible for application to the program. Acceptance is based upon financial need, as determined by the following:
- Patients seeking hearing aid coverage should not qualify for existing state-funded health care programs (Medicaid, CSHS) which would cover the proposed device or service.
- Consideration is then given to the following financial aspects of the family:
- Gross income
- Number of dependents
- Number of children with communication disorders
- Extenuating circumstances, such as additional medical expenses
The financial criteria are designed to be flexible so that we may include as many children as funding allows.