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Research Studies

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- The Noise Outcomes in Service members Epidemiology (NOISE) study is an ongoing epidemiological study of hearing health in U.S. military Service members and Veterans. The study is a joint effort between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.  Since the NOISE study began collecting data in 2014, researchers have reached important milestones in data collection and research findings. For more about the study click here

For more about other current research studies and how you can participate, visit to search the national database for ongoing trials, contact information, and study outcome information.

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On average, hearing aid users waited over 10 years after their initial diagnosis to be fitted with their first set of hearing aids.

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