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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:

  • Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • San Antonio Military Medical Center
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Joint Theater Trauma System
  • Naval Health Research Center
  • Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory
  • Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
  • U.S. Air Force 59th Medical Wing, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center
  • U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
  • U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
  • U.S. Army Public Health Command, and
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory: Human Research and Engineering

The HCE has strategic partnerships with the following organizations:

  • Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)
  • Vision Center of Excellence (VCE)
  • Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE)
  • Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFRIM)
  • Center of Excellence for Battlefield Health and Trauma Concept
  • Center for the Intrepid
  • Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
  • Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and
  • Institute of Surgical Research

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

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


To prevent noise-induced hearing loss, wear ear plugs or other hearing protection devices when engaging in noisy occupational or recreational activities.

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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