The Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (The TEPP) helps you get an amplified phone and/or other telecommunications equipment at little or no cost to you! We’re one of the only companies in the county that has working demonstration models right in our store – so you won’t have to guess which one’s right for you.
The TEPP helps people with disabilities buy the equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services. The TEPP is paid for by the Wisconsin Universal Service Fund (USF) established by the Public Service Commission. Money is collected from Wisconsin telephone service providers to fund the USF (You may have wondered what those small charges were on your phone bill).
Not only do they help pay for amplified phones, for those with severe hearing loss the TEPP will help pay for signalers are available to let you know the phone is ringing. The greater one’s disability is the greater the amount of financial assistance it available.
The TEPP program requires verification of hearing loss for the Deaf/Severely Hard of Hearing category–Welsch Hearing Aid Company’s Hearing Instrument Specialist will perform a FREE hearing screening for you.
This sounds too good to be true! What’s the catch? There is NO CATCH!
Applications for the TEPP are available online and at Welsch Hearing Aid Company. To learn more about the process or enlist our assistance, call 920-395-3501 to schedule a TEPP consultation or use this contact us form.