tinnitus is currently the
#1 service connected disability
for veterans from all periods of service, increasing at a rate of
15% each year.
NEW STUDIES LINK TINNITUS TO TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY & POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
TOO LOUD YET?
60 - 70 DB
Among post-9/11 veterans, 414,000 have come home with hearing loss and tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. The most widespread injury for veterans has been hearing loss and other auditory complications, according to interviews and benefits data. Hearing maladies cost more than $1.4 billion in veterans’ disability payments annually, according to fiscal year 2010 data from the hearing center of excellence, a part of the department of defense. At least $216 million was spent that same year for hearing aids and related devices, according to an advisory committee report to the VA.
VETERANS AFFAIRS EXPECTED BUDGET
VA TOTAL INVESTMENT IN TINNITUS RELATED RESEARCH
IS ONLY $1.2 MILLION EACH YEAR