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Combatting hearing loss remains top priority

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5/22/2019
Hearing Center of Excellence audiologist Dr. Amy Boudin-George conducts an audiogram using the Enterprise Clinical Audiology Application, known as ECCA, which is being deployed and implemented at military treatment facilities throughout the Department of Defense to improve the way data is computed and patient information is shared in a centralized environment.  (DoD photo)

The DoD recognizes May as Better Hearing and Vision Month

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A Soldier’s fight to regain the gift of hearing

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5/15/2019
Joseph Schweitzer and a friend take to the slopes at Stevens Pass, Washington, in early March 2019.  The former Army combat engineer received more than a decade of care to address hearing loss and a condition called otosclerosis, a plaque-like buildup around the ear drum and hearing bones in the ear.  He is now able to hear normally out of one ear, and can go without hearing devices if he chooses. (Courtesy photo)

Schweitzer attributes his ability to hear to the world-class care he received at Walter Reed

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Center continues quest to protect hearing, prevent damage

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10/26/2018
Air Force Lt. Col. Kwame Curtis (left), chief of the 48th Medical Group, Audiology Clinic at RAF Lakenheath, England, uses HCE's Comprehensive Hearing Health Program materials to discuss balance and dizziness disorders with a service member prior to a video-nystagmography test. (Air Force photo)

October is National Audiology Awareness Month

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Study examines impacts of noise and chemical exposure on hearing health

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9/13/2018
Research audiologist Dr. Rozela Melgoza, DoD Hearing Center of Excellence, completes a study participant's acoustic immittance test to evaluate their middle ear function. Immittance audiometry is one of several tests completed by participants during the Noise Outcomes in Servicemembers Epidemiology (NOISE) study's comprehensive audiologic evaluation. (DoD HCE photo)

Exposure to certain chemicals, called ototoxicants, can cause hearing loss or balance problems

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New course aims to reduce military hearing loss

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9/7/2018
Maj. Malisha Martukovich, Air Force liaison for the DoD Hearing Center of Excellence, tests out the new HEAR course app, which can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet for convenient access. (DoD HCE photo)

Tinnitus and hearing loss have remained among the top disabilities of veterans

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