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Statistical Data

According to the Veterans Benefits Administration tinnitus and hearing loss are the top two service-connected disabilities for U.S. military Veterans. Tinnitus is the most common service-related disability among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. Hearing loss is ranked eighth during this era of war.

Keep in mind that noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL, can be prevented if appropriate hearing protection strategies are implemented.

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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. Read more

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The Hearing Center of Excellence is committed to promoting Hearing Loss Programs and Hearing Loss Prevention Initiatives across the DoD. Take the pledge to implement the Comprehensive Hearing Health Program (CHHP) at your local clinic and share with us how it's going for you!

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