Wireless Devices Pilot Program

The Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH) is launching a pilot program that offers wireless devices to eligible deaf and hard of hearing New Jersey residents. More and more critical communications and services are transitioning to online platforms. Therefore, the goal of the pilot is to assist deaf and hard of hearing residents to access critical information, services and supports being delivered remotely through online platforms that include telehealth services, emergency information, telecommunications, and other vital communication needs.

Devices currently available

Click on any of the devices below to view the application. The application includes an image and a description of the device.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident
  • Applicant must have a documented hearing loss verified and will need: an  audiogram signed by a licensed audiologist; OR have the Certification of Disability attached to the application signed  by a licensed audiologist, physician, or other professional verifying applicant’s hearing loss.
  • Information supplied on the application must be clearly printed. The form must be signed by the applicant.
  • Total combined household income must be less than 400% of the federal poverty level which is based on the number of members in the household, see chart below

The 2022 income guidelines are listed below

2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Number of persons in family/household 400% for everyone, except Alaska and Hawaii

 

1

$54,360

2

$73,240

3

$92,120

4

$111,000

5

$129,880

For each additional person, add $18,880

Source U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Program Flyer

Additional Information

Devices are free of charge to eligible applicants.
Supply of devices is limited and subject to availability and funding.
For any questions about eligibility, click "E-mail Us", fill out the information requested and include your question in "Your Comments" box or call at 609-588-2648 or 800-792-8339 toll free in New Jersey