Kandahar, Afghanistan: Senior Airmen (E-4) Steve, with a Pave Hawk helicopter in the background. (Photo credit: National Geographic Television)

Hearing and Mission Readiness: A Pararescueman’s Experience

The Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) had the opportunity to sit down with Senior Airman Steven Bryant, a member of the 38th Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., to discuss how hearing affected his survivability and mission performance as a Pararescueman, or PJ. Earlier in 2012, Senior Airman Bryant was featured in a National Geographic Documentary, "Inside Combat Rescue." Read More »
Psychiatric Annals

HCE Featured in July Issue of Psychiatric Annals

The Department of Defense (DOD) Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) has been actively working to raise awareness about the complexity and comorbidities of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to improve collaborative research and care for TBI patients. TBI can co-occur alongside other injuries to various neurological and psychological systems. Read More »
Father and son

Tele-Audiology Supports Our Veterans and Service Members

Telehealth and tele-audiology provide warfighters and Veterans with greater access and convenience to health care services and expertise, including hearing evaluations used to check for hearing loss or tinnitus. These technologies are even allowing audiologists who reside state-side to evaluate patients from remote locations such as Bagram, Afghanistan. Now is the time to learn more... Read More »
Infographic Explains Hearing Loss, Encourages Warriors to Protect Hearing

Infographic Explains Hearing Loss, Encourages Warriors to Protect Hearing

Did you know that tinnitus and hearing loss are the most common service-related disabilities, ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on the Veterans Benefits Administration Annual Benefits Report? Auditory system injury is prevalent and costly to both individuals and our society. Luckily, many of these injuries are preventable...Read More »

Past Featured Articles

Kandahar, Afghanistan: Senior Airmen (E-4) Steve, with a Pave Hawk helicopter in the background. (Photo credit: National Geographic Television)
Psychiatric Annals
Major Brandon M. Tourtillott, Ph.D., CCC-A Senior Scientist, Joint Combat Casualty Research Team (JC2RT) Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
Infographic Explains Hearing Loss, Encourages Warriors to Protect Hearing
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The Hearing Center of Excellence fosters and promotes the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, rehabilitation and research of hearing loss and auditory injury. It supports the development, exchange and adoption of best practices, research, measures of effectiveness and clinical care guidelines to reduce the prevalence and cost of hearing loss and tinnitus among warriors and veterans.
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  • HCE Introduces the Auditory Fitness for Duty Working Group

    Senior Airman Kyle Wood talks to Capt. David Gunter during preflight before taking off for a sortie Aug. 25, 2010, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Captain Gunter is a pilot assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron and Airman Wood is ...

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This is a link to the Multimedia section of the website. These videos discuss the true causes and consequences of hearing loss and tinnitus and provide tools and tips for injury prevention and treatment.
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