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Vision and Hearing Loss Prevention

May is Vision and Hearing Awareness Month.  Hearing and vision are vital to mission readiness, and frequently at increased risk from common military activities. Service members can prevent hearing and vision loss by wearing proper protective gear for their mission and environment.  

Messages for Communicators

Stay Sight and Sound Ready

Graphics and Suggested Social Media Content

Vision Hearing Awareness Primary Graphic

Suggested social media message: Hearing and vision are vital components of force readiness and quality of life. Regular hearing and vision checkups can ensure you are #SightandSoundReady. Sight and Sound Ready Video


Vision Hearing Awareness 7ways Infographic

Suggested social media message: Be #SightandSoundReady Make protecting your eyes and ears a readiness priority by following these seven steps.  If you have signs of hearing or vision loss, make an appointment with your local military hospital or clinic, or visit: https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Vision/EyeExams/;   https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/HearingExams 


Vision Hearing Awareness connect Infographic

Suggested social media message: Vision and hearing health impact every aspect of our lives. Protect your senses so that you can stay ready and connected.

https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Vision-and-Hearing-Loss-Prevention
#SightandSoundReady


Vision Hearing Awareness connect Infographic

Suggested social media message: Take care of your eyes and ears. Contact your military hospital or clinic to schedule preventive health exams, or visit here: https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Vision/EyeExamsTRICARE.mil; https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/HearingExams 
#SightandSoundReadyTRICARE.mil


Vision Hearing Awareness connect Infographic

Suggested social media message: To be #SightandSoundReady, schedule regular exams to maintain vision and hearing health. Your readiness and well-being depend on it.

https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Vision-and-Hearing-Loss-Prevention 

 


Vision Hearing Awareness Infographic

Suggested social media message: What protective equipment is right for you? The Authorized Protective Eyewear List and Hearing Protection Device Evaluated Products List help service members select proper gear.  
APEL: https://www.peosoldier.army.mil/Equipment/Approved-Eyewear-QPL/ peosoldier.army.mil webpage
HPD EPL: https://hearing.health.mil/Prevention/Evaluated-Hearing-Protection-Devices  hearing.health.mil webpage      


Vision Hearing Awareness Connect infographic 

Suggested social media message: Vision and hearing are critical components of everyday life. Guard your senses to prevent hearing and vision injuries. Learn more: https://vce.health.mil; https://hearing.health.milhearing.health.mil webpage, and follow HCE on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/DODHCE Facebook
#SightandSoundReady 


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