hearing capabilities

hearing capabilities

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Better Hearing Health Across the Department of Defense

Originating from the rehabilitation of noise-induced hearing losses (NIHL) incurred during World War I and II, the Department of Defense (DoD) has historically led the fields of hearing conservation and audiology   (Bergman, 2002).

In fact, the earliest hearing-conservation regulations came from the military services with the Air Force in 1956. The change that the U.S. Army made to the Army Hearing Program in 2008 to make hearing capabilities rather than hearing-loss prevention the primary focus has continued this tradition of innovation and leadership.

Topic(s): Department of Defense, Hearing Health Care, hearing loss prevention, hearing capabilities, Military Health