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Importance of Hearing

Causes of Injury

Dangers of Loud Noise

Preventing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Hearing Protective Devices

Comprehensive Hearing Health Program Info and Materials

Quick Fact


Extended, unprotected exposure to noises that reach 85 decibels (e.g., a blender or lawn mower) or higher can cause permanent inner ear damage.

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

Hearing Health Challenge For Change

Take the challenge, pledge your commitment, and share your story in the prevention of hearing loss in America today.

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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