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This summary document highlights the current state of the literature for common causes of dizziness seen in the Military Health System (MHS). This document was developed by the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence with concurrence of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Information is intended to serve as a reference and not a substitute for clinical decision making.

Download the Summary of Current Best Practices for Common Dizziness and Balance Disorders in Military Populations

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Service-related occupational noise includes jackhammers, gunfire, jet and ship engines, and bomb blasts.

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