Why Hearing Loss for US Troops Is a Big Problem

Why Hearing Loss for US Troops Is a Big Problem

by | Sep 11, 2020 | Hearing Loss, News, Patient Resources

As we celebrate the National Day of Service on September 11th, we honor the countless heroes who selflessly defend our freedom. Our US troops encounter dangers, hardships, and threats; most of us will never understand. They also sustain traumatic injuries that often have lingering effects.

Historically, combat wounds left visible scars, typically caused by spears, bullets, or shrapnel. But troops now encounter additional combat wounds caused by explosive mechanisms. Of the wounds sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan, 75%  were caused by explosive devices.  These types of injuries are particularly problematic because they cause significant and long-term hearing loss.

The team at Clarity Hearing is passionate about protecting and restoring hearing for our beloved troops. Here is why it’s essential.

Why Hearing Loss is So Problematic for Our Troops

More than 1.25 million veterans suffer from hearing loss, and 2 million have tinnitus. As our heroic troops put their lives on the line, they’re also putting their essential abilities like hearing on the line.

The Department of Defense is working to correct the problem. Still, hundreds of troops have entered battle with insufficient hearing protection, due to defective combat earplugs or no protection at all.

Many troops return from combat with significant hearing loss that often goes undiagnosed or insufficiently treated.

Even a concert or a dentist’s drill can cause persistent tinnitus, so imagine the damage caused by close contact with bombs and missiles. Troops are also exposed to ear pressure and damaging decibel levels with aircraft noise, cabin pressure, submarine submersions, and aircraft elevation.

Hearing loss is problematic on the job since it impairs the ability to sense impending danger, movement, and signals. It’s a serious safety concern for all of our troops.

But it also impairs their quality of life, even after they’ve served their tour of duty.

Tinnitus leads to sleep disturbances, anxiety, headaches, and depression. And hearing loss impacts all aspects of life, including social interaction, safety, and job performance, and even things as essential as balance.

We Offer Troops the Highest Level of Hearing Protection and Correction

Our troops deserve the best hearing protection, as well as the best hearing aids for hearing loss. The Pentagon is testing several protective devices so the next generation will incur less damage.

But for our active troops and vets, better solutions are essential immediately. Many vets are provided with inferior hearing aids through the VA, forcing them to sacrifice meaningful interaction and gainful employment, after already sacrificing so much for their country.

Clarity Hearing offers our tremendous gratitude, as well as superior hearing protection and correction to our troops and veterans. Our wealth of hearing devices includes hearing aids that are tiny and virtually invisible so that they won’t interfere with combat equipment like headphones and helmets.

Our devices are programmable and have features like the ReSound App, enabling our doctors to adjust your hearing aid remotely, no matter where your tour of duty takes you. We also offers tips and solutions to protect against future hearing loss and retain your current ability.

We offer affordable, customizable devices for all of our valued vets and troops to restore optimal hearing ability. Don’t settle for inadequate hearing or aggravating tinnitus.

Our caring team has simple solutions, and we’ll work with insurance to keep your costs low. It’s our honor and privilege to protect and restore hearing for our military heroes. Schedule a hearing assessment today for optimal hearing in both military and civilian life.

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Dr. Scott Marquardt - Doctor of Audiology & CEO of Clarity Hearing

Scott Marquardt is the owner of Clarity Hearing and a highly skilled audiologist who has been in practice for over 20 years. Dr. Marquardt earned a master’s degree in audiology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and a doctorate from A.T. Still University. He is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He and the team offer comprehensive hearing healthcare services and specialize in the care of tinnitus, imbalance, and auditory processing disorders.

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