Anyone who has served in a branch of the armed services can attest to the frequency and volume of noise exposure military personnel experience. Some of the most common sources include the following:
If you’re a veteran who wishes to get your hearing tested, register via the health administration/enrollment section of the VA medical center of your choice. This can be done in person, online by filling out Form 10-10EZ, or by mailing a completed Form 10-10EZ to your chosen VA medical center. For details on the eligibility of enrolled veterans for hearing service coverage, visit the VA.gov website on medical benefits.
After registering, request a referral to an Audiology and Speech Pathology Clinic from your VA primary care provider. If an audiological evaluation reveals you require hearing aids or other assistive devices, they will be provided at no charge. Your audiologist will explain how to order batteries, wax guards, and other hearing aid accessories during your consultation, as these and future repairs will also be covered by your VA benefits.
Plan to bring the following documentation to your appointment:
Contact your local VA to schedule an appointment for a hearing test today.