How to Apply
Please see below for more information about how to apply for HAAPI. This program covers hearing aids for children ages 5-21 in Indiana who are in kindergarten through 12th grade.
1. Find a Participating Audiologist
Talk with your child’s audiologist to see if s/he participates in the Hearing Aid Assistance Program of Indiana (HAAPI). If so, s/he will be able to assist you with the application process. If your audiologist wants to register as a Participating Audiologist, please ask him or her to contact the HAAPI administrator. Alternatively, you may choose a provider from the list of Participating Audiologists. If you have partial coverage from insurance or a 3rd party discount program, you will need written documentation of insurance denial before seeking support from HAAPI. If you need assistance, please contact us at 317-828-0211 or by email at Info@HAAPIndiana.org.
2. Necessary Documentation
Please note that in addition to the completed application the following documentation must be submitted:
- Medical Clearance for Hearing Aids (by a pediatrician or an ENT)
- Recent Audiogram (within the last 12 months)
- Proof of school enrollment or homeschool enrollment (e.g., a letter on school letterhead)
- Written documentation of insurance denial or partial coverage for hearing aids
3. Submit All Paperwork
The forms must be filled out entirely and emailed, mailed, or faxed with supporting documentation to:
Attn: Hear Indiana, Program Administrator
4740 Kingsway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Ph: (317) 828-0211
Fax: (888) 887-0932
4. Timeline once application is complete.
Applications will not be considered complete until all documentation has been received by HAAPI and a Participating Audiologist has been chosen. If assistance is needed obtaining any documents, please ask a Participating Audiologist or contact HAAPI at 317-828-0211. Once eligibility has been determined, HAAPI will notify the family and the Participating Audiologist of the status of the application. The approval process may take 1-2 weeks. If insurance is involved, the process could take longer.
5. If Approved
There are two paths depending on whether or not you have partial insurance coverage.
Path A: If you have no insurance coverage or if you have received a complete denial from your carrier, the Participating Audiologist will order the hearing aid(s) and earmold(s) from HAAPI. Hearing aids will be shipped directly to the audiologist, who will fit them at his/her clinic. There is no fee for the initial fitting.
Path B: If you have partial insurance coverage or a 3rd party benefit, the Participating Audiologist will order the hearing aid(s) and earmold(s) directly from the manufacturer. Hearing aids will be shipped directly to the audiologist, who will fit them at his/her clinic. There is no fee for the initial fitting. Please ask your audiologist about any copays, coinsurance, or deductibles.
Note to all awardees: Regardless of whether you are awarded through Path A or Path B, every audiologist has different fees for follow-up appointments. You should ask your audiologist about how subsequent appointments will be scheduled and billed.
6. If Denied
If your application for hearing aid assistance through HAAPI is denied, you will have the right to appeal this decision. You will receive a denial letter in the mail from the Indiana State Department of Health (Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education) detailing the appeals process.
Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Please contact HAAPI administrative staff if you have further questions regarding patient qualifications or benefits. We encourage the referral of all patients between the ages of 5 and 21 who are unable to obtain hearing aids due to insufficient insurance coverage. You may call 317-828-0211 or email Info@HAAPindiana.org.