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Five Things Marines Need to Know About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss remains a significant threat to Marines, both during and after their military careers. In January, leaders in hearing conservation from across the Defense Department met for a focus group aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, to attack the issue. They reviewed technologies, policies and how to get the word out to Marines.

"Noise-induced hearing loss is completely preventable, and we can do better at every level to reduce it," said hearing conservation program manager Dr. Jolene Mancini, an audiologist at Naval Health Clinic Quantico. "Improvements can be made in all areas, but probably the most effective is also the simplest and lowest-tech solution — education."

Read the full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/benefits/health-care/2016/02/16/hearing-loss-5-things-marines-need-know/80425280/