Hearing Loss

The Department of Defense Epidemiologic and Economic Burden of Hearing Loss Study

ABSTRACT Although studies have examined the relation between military-related noise and hearing, comprehensive data to calculate rates of hearing loss across all Services and to determine economic impact are lacking. The goal of the multiphase Department of Defense (DoD) Epidemiologic and Economic Burden of Hearing Loss (DEEBoHL) project is to examine rates of hearing impairment …

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Hearing Loss in the Military

The goal of this multiphased research is to develop methods to comprehensively determine the economic impact of hearing impairment and noise-induced hearing injury among active-duty U.S. Service Members.   Several steps were undertaken to develop a framework and model for economic burden analysis:   a literature review identifying studies reporting the cost of health conditions …

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