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Hearing Loss Now A Military Epidemic

U.S. soldiers and Marines caught in roadside bombings and firefights in Iraq and Afghanistan

are coming home in epidemic numbers with permanent hearing loss and ringing in their ears,

prompting the military to redouble its efforts to protect the troops from noise.
Hearing damage is the No. 1 disability in the fight against terror, according to the
Department

of Veterans Affairs, and some experts say the true toll could take decades to become clear.


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Veterans often suffer brain injuries that impair hearing.

Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

Hey Jim...can you help?
​I'm a veteran from Desert Storm. I live in an assisted living facility in FL. I've been living here since 2011. Since I moved in I've been harassed, abused, and robbed by my neighbors in and out of the apartment.
​My husband served in the Army and has passed away. Can I, his wife, go to the Army base and have my will made out? I didn't know if I could since he is longer living.
​I'm messaging you on behalf of my husband. Last night I had to bail my husband out of jail, he had a warrant out for his arrest. Because, a little over a month ago he had a PTSD attack, with suicidal thoughts. (Combat Veteran, in Syria, less than two years ago)
​My ex husband get VA benefits he gets over $3,400 and now brags he gets even more. He is supposed to pay $400 once a month and he can't even do that and taunts me how he can't be touched or his VA benefits. 
I am 100 percent Disabled unable to work.  While waiting for this decision, I was on Disability SSI  which rolled over to social security after i turned 65.  Am collecting both now.  Do I have to give up one or the other ?
​My son's mother applied for a state benefit assistance in Michigan and they asked if she was living with me and she said no and now they're coming after me will making me go to court to decide how much child support I should pay for her. 
​Shortly after I got a medical discharge, I got pregnant. The VA stated they would pay all expense plus delivery and 6 weeks after delivery, however they never paid anything. She was born early and thankfully only stayed in hospital 11 days. However it raked up $76,000 in debt.

Research network works to combat number one disability claim among veterans

From flight line operations to firearms qualification ranges, aircraft maintenance back shops,

vehicle repair shops, civil engineering shops, or even Air Force Research laboratories

where innovative and agile technologies are born, noise brings the potential of

hearing loss if proper personal protective hearing equipment is not available or utilized.

“In fact, Veterans Administration records show that auditory conditions such as hearing loss and

tinnitus are the number one and number two most prevalent disability claim in the VA,”

said Dr. Tanisha Hammill, research coordination branch lead at the Department of

Defense Hearing Center of Excellence in San Antonio. “In terms of number

of claims, this is the most prevalent injury among our veterans, so there is an

obvious need to focus on reducing those injuries among our service members,” she said.

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