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CAVRNetwork Participants

HCE welcomes participation from other organizations interested in improving hearing and health outcomes for the Armed Forces. Please contact HCE for more information.

The HCE works with Military Treatment Facilities and DoD laboratories as part of its collaborative research network, to improve hearing health for U.S. military personnel and veterans. These resources include:

The HCE has strategic partnerships with the following organizations:

Department of Veterans Affairs

Additionally, the VA Research Enhancement Award Program has laboratories dedicated to auditory and vestibular research located at Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Tennessee, and at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Florida.

Quick Fact


No two ears are the same, which is important to keep in mind when ensuring proper fit for hearing protective devices. During hearing protection testing, there is a <2mm difference in insertion depth between eighty-five percent of subjects’ left and right ears.

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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