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Hearing Loss


Dr. Wallace

Hearing loss affects people of all ages and is often preventable. In fact, millions of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss that may have been caused by exposure to loud noise at work, home, or in their recreational environments. In many cases, this hearing loss could have been prevented or mitigated with proper noise control.

Hearing loss is a costly problem for military personnel, Veterans, and the nation as a whole. Auditory injuries, including hearing loss and tinnitus, account for some of the most common service-connected disabilities among Veterans. Within the American population, auditory injuries are among the most common physical medical conditions, along with arthritis and heart disease.

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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