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Partnership Spotlight

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery logo

    American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery

    The American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents approximately 12,000 otolaryngologist — head and neck surgeons, who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.

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    Health Promotion and Wellness

    The Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) department at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) is committed to providing innovative and evidence-based health promotion and wellness programs and services that facilitate readiness and resilience, prevent illness and injury, hasten recovery, and promote lifelong healthy behaviors and lifestyles among Active Duty, Reserve, Wounded Ill and Injured (WII), and retired Sailors and Marines.

  • National Hearing Conservation Association logo

    National Hearing Conservation Association

    The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. We strive to accomplish this mission through a variety of strategies: we promote the development of effective occupational hearing conservation programs; we develop best-practice guidelines and participate in standards, regulatory and legislative activity related to hearing conservation; we provide professional development opportunities for our members; we encourage research in noise and hearing conservation; we stimulate the exchange of information in the hearing conservation community; and we provide guidance and resources for anyone inquiring about hearing loss prevention.

  • American Tinnitus Association logo

    American Tinnitus Association

    The American Tinnitus Association, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the nation’s foremost organization committed to curing tinnitus. For over 40 years, ATA has helped tinnitus patients understand and manage the ringing in their ears. ATA exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research. Founded in 1971, ATA has contributed millions of dollars to medical research projects focused on curing tinnitus. The association also provides information on tinnitus to the public and advocates for effective public policies that support its mission of curing tinnitus.

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    DoD Human Performance Resource Center

    The Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) gathers, organizes, categorizes, and summarizes information related to the maintenance, enhancement, and optimization of human performance in training, on the battlefield, and at home. This information on how to boost human performance lies in multiple domains — physical fitness, nutrition, dietary supplements, mind tactics, family and relationships, and environment — and is then available to a wide range of DoD personnel.

  • Hearing Health Foundation logo

    Hearing Health Foundation

    The mission of Hearing Health Foundation is to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. Hearing Health Foundation launched the Hearing Restoration Project (HRP), a consortium of scientists working on cell regeneration in the ear. Hearing Health Foundation also publishes Hearing Health magazine, a free consumer resource on hearing loss and related technology, research, and products.

  • Real Warriors logo

    Real Warriors Campaign

    The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign that encourages help-seeking behavior among service members and veterans coping with invisible wounds. The campaign features Real Warriors who prove through example that reaching out is a sign of strength that benefits warriors, their families, their units, and the military community.

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association logo

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 166,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

  • Stanford School of Medicine logo

    Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss

    The Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss (SICHL) aims to create biological cures for major forms of inner ear hearing loss within the foreseeable future. The Oghalai Lab, a part of the SICHL, is currently carrying out research, funded by the DoD, into blast induced hearing loss. The research goal is to create a device to image the ear at high resolution, using noninvasive optical coherence tomography, with the hope that improved imaging will lead to a detailed understanding of the tissue, cellular and genetic changes that occur within the ear after a blast injury. This will allow for the development of novel and effective diagnoses and treatments.

  • Hyperacusis Research logo

    Hyperacusis Research

    Hyperacusis Research Limited is a 501c3 non-profit charity dedicated to the development of effective treatments for hyperacusis and to funding research which will eliminate the underlying mechanisms that cause hyperacusis. Hyperacusis Research Limited is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients who suffer from hyperacusis and hyperacusis-related disorders.

  • 3M logo

    Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Awareness Campaign

    Visit 3M’s resource page to take the Hearing Pledge.

  • Starkey Hearing Foundation logo

    Starkey Hearing Foundation

    Starkey is a global hearing aid manufacturer that provides stellar customer service with individualized attention, American-made craftsmanship and pioneering research and development work to ensure that they can continue to help people around the world hear to their fullest potential. Starkey also owns Omni, Qualitone and Nu-Ear and sells hearing aids and other assistive auditory devices under these brands. The company’s charity — Starkey Hearing Foundation — provides hearing tests and hearing aids to people worldwide who cannot afford these essential services and devices.

  • American Academy of Audiology logo

    American Academy of Audiology

    The American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 12,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.

  • Dangerous Decibels logo

    Dangerous Decibels

    The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children.

    The project is built upon an innovative collaboration between basic science researchers, clinicians, museum educators, health communication experts, civic leaders, teachers, public health professionals, and volunteers in a unique public/private partnership. Current partners are the Oregon Hearing Research Center at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Portland State University (Department of Health Communications), and University of Northern Colorado.

  • It's a Noisy Planet logo

    It’s a Noisy Planet

    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) sponsors It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing. This national public education campaign is designed to increase awareness among parents of children ages eight to 12 about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). With this information, parents and other adults can encourage children to adopt healthy hearing habits before and during the time that they develop listening, leisure, and working habits.

Quick Fact

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On- and off-duty service members must protect their ears from damage due to harmful noises.

About Us

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. Read more

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