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Briefing Date:09/16/2005
Topic:Noise and Military Service: Implications for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Medical Follow-up Agency
Committee on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Associated with Military Service from World War II to the Present

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Congressional Briefing
Friday, September 16, 2005
412 Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.

on

Noise and Military Service:
Implications for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

Mandated by Congress in P.L. 107-330 and sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, this report provides an assessment of the military causes of hearing loss and tinnitus and the adequacy of military hearing conservation programs and audiometric testing. Steps to improve prevention of and surveillance for hearing loss and tinnitus are recommended, as well as areas where additional research is needed for these conditions which are common causes of disability among veterans.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 22, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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