Military Update: Addressing an epidemic of hearing loss injuries in the military
A recent article by Sierra Vista Herald discusses how military personnel, who are constantly exposed to loud noise, are now suffering from loss of hearing conditions. One of the many affected by this condition is Marine Lance Cpl. David Goldich. His hearing was damaged during an explosion, which occurred in close proximity to where he stood, affecting his right eardrum.
Although members of the military are advised to use ear protection, most of them do not. Other hearing health conditions that affect veterans include tinnitus. As the article explains, “Veterans with tinnitus, a condition commonly described as a “ringing” in the ear, climbed by 92,300 in 2010. With 745,000 veterans being compensated for tinnitus, it is the most prevalent of service-connected disability followed by hearing loss, which affects 672,000 veterans.”
A noisy environment can damage hearing health. It is important to protect your hearing to avoid damage. If you believe you may suffer from hearing loss, visit your local Miami Hearing Center. An expert audiologist will help diagnose and treat your condition.