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Program for Amplification for Children of Texas (PACT)


The Program for Amplification for Children of Texas (PACT) serves Texas children from birth through two years of age who have hearing loss that causes a problem in school.  PACT provides diagnostic and remedial services needed by children with hearing loss who are Medicaid eligible.  Services are for children who have a hearing loss that is permanent.  Treatment for conductive hearing loss caused by middle ear problems is NOT covered by this program.

Available Services:
  • Evaluation by an audiologist
  • Evaluation by an otologist
  • Hearing aid evaluation
  • Ear mold(s) and hearing aid(s)
  • Hearing aid counseling with child and family
  • Follow-up checks of the hearing aid
  • Hearing aid repair
  • Ear mold replacement Hearing aids may be replaced when the current aids are no longer appropriate or are 5 years old.

Eligibility: Call (800) 252-8023 for referral to a PACT Provider or call your local school district for referral to the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf.

For more information contact:
Health Screening Branch
1100 West 49th Street
MC 1918
Austin, Texas 78756-3199

Telephone (800) 252-8023