The VA will give hearing and eye care services to veterans who meet the following criteria:
- Veterans with any compensable service-connected disability.
- Former Prisoners of War.
- Purple Heart recipients.
- Veterans who are qualified for an increased pension based on being permanently housebound and in need of regular aid and attendance.
- Veterans with vision or hearing impairment resulting from diseases or the existence of another medical condition for which they are getting care or services from the VA.
- Veterans with significant functional or cognitive impairment evidenced by deficiencies in the ability to perform activities of daily living.
- Veterans with vision and/or hearing impairment severe enough that it interferes with their ability to participate actively in their own medical treatment.
- Veterans who have service-connected vision disabilities rated zero percent or service-connected hearing disabilities rated zero percent if there is organic conductive, mixed, or sensory hearing impairment, and loss of pure tone hearing sensitivity in the low, mid, or high-frequency range or a combination of frequency ranges which contribute to a loss of communication ability; however, hearing aids are to be provided only as needed for the service-connected hearing disability.
For additional information, you can contact the prosthetic representative at the nearest VA health care facility.
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