Funding Resources for Assistive Technology
Jennie’s main contact with the world was via telephone until she
reached her 80s and could no longer hear phone conversations. On a
limited income, she wasn’t able to afford hearing aids or a specialized
phone. With the assistance of the Oklahoma Equipment Distribution
Program and the Senior Citizens Hearing Aid Program she received an
amplified telephone which makes all the difference. Now she can have a
telephone conversation with her family and friends.
Oklahoma Equipment Distribution Program
What is the Equipment Distribution Program?
The program provides adaptive equipment for telephone and communications access for individuals who are
deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or speech impaired.
What kind of devices can you get?
Items available include TTYs, phone amplifiers, ring signalers, visual signaling devices and other adaptive
devices for use in the home.
Who is eligible?
• Oklahoma residents
• Individuals who can provide proof of speech impairment or hearing loss severe enough to require use of TTY
or amplifier to use the telephone
• Individuals who can provide proof of any other contributing disability (i.e. blindness, visual impairment,
physical disability, etc.)
• Individuals who meet the established income guidelines
What is the cost of specialized devices?
Equipment is free for those meeting income guidelines, with sliding scale charges for persons above set
If you have had difficulty hearing people on the telephone and are asking people to repeat
themselves frequently, it may be time to start using specialized equipment. What if you can’t afford
to buy anything that could assist you? Did you know you may be eligible to receive devices from the
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, Oklahoma Equipment Distribution Program or the
Senior Citizens Hearing Aid Program?
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that may help provide continued success in their enterprise, operation and daily life
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Senior Citizens Hearing Aid Program
What is the Senior Citizens Hearing Aid Program?
The Hearing Aid Program provides assistance with
purchasing hearing aids for income-eligible senior
citizens. The program only has sufficient funds to
provide one non-digital hearing aid per person.
Who is eligible?
• Oklahoma residents
• Individuals at least 60 years of age
• Individuals on a limited income
• Individuals who have a 35db hearing loss in your
better ear (an audiologist, determined by the
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
(DRS), will administer a hearing test to determine
the degree of hearing loss)
What does the hearing aid cost?
The hearing aid is free if you are within the
household income guidelines, which as of January
# in family monthly income guideline
If your income is above the guideline, a co-payment
will be charged. The co-payment will equal ten
percent of the difference between your monthly
income and the monthly income guideline.
How do I get a hearing aid from the program?
1. Complete application and provide proof of income
2. Select an audiologist from a list of providers
3. DRS will determine eligibility and fax an
to the selected audiologist
4. Arrange an appointment with the audiologist; DRS
pay for the testing
5. If qualified for a hearing aid, the audiologist will
the hearing aid and arrange for a fitting
For More Information Contact
Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
866-309-1717 V/TTY Toll Free
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