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VA Healthcare Benefits

The VA provides five years of comprehensive cost-free healthcare, which includes audiology care, for Veterans who served in theater or combat operations after November 11, 1998. Under the “Combat Veteran” authority, the VA provides healthcare services for any conditions possibly related to service in the theater of operations.

The five-year enrollment period begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active-duty military service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most-recent discharge date.

Enrollment for VA healthcare can be completed online and/or by following these steps:

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

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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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