Great article by Joy Victory, managing editor of Healthy Hearing about Veterans and Hearing Aids. Many veterans are affected by hearing loss or tinnitus. If you have served in the military, you may qualify for hearing healthcare benefits and disability compensation from the VA.
In fact, because of routine exposure to loud noise in active combat and other on-the-job activities, hearing loss is the most prevalent service-related injury that disables veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
To help veterans coping with hearing loss or related disorders like tinnitus, the VA offers two main services:
free or low-cost hearing health care (such as hearing aids) through VA Health Benefits,
and monthly tax-free payments through VA Disability Compensation.
Are you eligible for hearing aids from the VA? To receive hearing aids or similar devices (such as a cochlear implant), you first must qualify for VA Health Benefits. Once enrolled, veterans can seek out benefits for hearing tests, examinations and hearing aids. To begin this process, veterans should apply for enrollment online or by calling 1-877-222-VETS or visiting a local VA healthcare facility or regional office.
Read the full article to learn more by clicking here.
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Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
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