Hearing Loss in the Military

Air Date: 04/11/2011

As long as American soldiers fight on noisy battlefields, hearing-related injuries are sure to follow them home. Join NET Television for an in-depth look at what veterans, active service members and their families need to know. Find out about the effects of hearing loss and where you can go for help.

A report from the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that more than 59000 service members are on disability for hearing loss from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.

The first segment of the Hearing Loss in the Military broadcast will be direct training and education presented by Dr. Lybarger. Topics will include:

  • Hearing Damage & Combat Experiences
  • Hearing Damage & other Combat Related Injuries
  • Adapting to Multiple Disabilities
  • Family Members Coping with Combat Related Hearing Loss

The second segment will involve a panel of experts answering questions about hearing loss. The panel will consist of the Executive Director for the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a representative from the Veterans Administration, and Dr. Ron Lybarger.