Hearing loss is the number one war-related injury on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. With the extensive use of improvised explosive devices, insurgents are creating...
Of the 1.3 million U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq since the war started in 2003, nearly 70,000 are currently collecting disability for tinnitus, and more than 58,000 are on disability for hearing loss, making hearing damage the number one disability produced by this war.
Does the VA cover the hearing aids for a dependent child of a veteran? The child was born while the veteran was in service.
I copied morse code in the military for over two years averaging 8 hours a day on the radio with headphones listening to code through radioprinter noise and atmospheric noise. I am now thirty years later experiencing hearing loss in the middle and high f
As roller coasters continue to push the envelope of speed, a common ear injury - ear barotrauma, can lead to temporary hearing loss, and most commonly causes dizziness, ear discomfort or pain, or a sensation of having the ears pop.
I have a patient who is a rising senior in high school. He is very interested in pursuing a career in the military. However, he has bilateral high frequency hearing loss. This prompts my question: What criteria are used by the military to determine eligi
I am very interested in joining the military. Since I was a kid, I have had my heart set on joining the Army Rangers. I now realize that it is impossible with any hearing loss at all (or is it?) What are my career options in the army?
The night is as dark as pitch. The headlights of the armored Humvee are dimmed to draw less attention as the troops move through a small village on night patrol. The most...
Dr. Dennis, every now and then I see a veteran in the office. More often than not, I have no idea if they are eligible for VA benefits. Are all veterans eligible for VA hearing aid benefits? How do I know who is eligible? What is the protocol for a vetera
Veterans, musicians and workers in noisy occupations are more at risk for developing permanent hearing loss due to exposure to excessive noise.
Get educated on what Congress is doing for the hearing loss community and go vote!
Veterans with hearing loss should know their rights and the implications of the recently passed Veteran's Choice Act.
This Veteran's Day, pay tribute to your vets by addressing their hearing loss.