#HearingFactFriday: Hearing loss is common among U.S. veterans

It should come as no surprise that hearing loss and tinnitus are two of the most common medical issues military veterans deal with. The loud sounds associated with training and combat — and the frequent exposure to those sounds — can have a lasting impact on those who serve. 

What’s maybe more suprising is how much the government spends each year to treat veterans with hearing loss. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA), the cost to treat over 800,000 veterans with hearing loss exceeds $1 billion per year.

As the only American-owned and operated provider of hearing solutions, Starkey is proud to support those who have served our country with resources and products designed to educate and help veterans with hearing loss. For more information, click here.


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