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Reducing the Prevalence and Costs of Hearing Loss for Warriors and Veterans


This video provides an overview of the Department of Defense's Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE). HCE is charged with unifying the services, the Veterans Administration, and public and private organizations around an important mission: to address and combat the rising incidence of hearing loss and tinnitus among warriors and veterans. It features the HCE’s Executive Director, Col. Mark Packer, M.D., discussing the organization’s mission, priority areas and objectives

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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