Re: Utilization of Audiology by vets

Karl Hallsten

While Tinnitus and Hearing Loss are the largest diagnostic groups for disability do we or the VA have any data on the actual usage of VA or vets with hearing loss? i.e. what percentage have HA or CI
IMO The VA is not keeping up with the move of profound loss to CI's with very limited surgery centers  not sure whether is 15 or and programing centers.  They are contracting out but with most states not having it in house it doesn't happen as it should.   The results are so good now and the processors are improving drastically with each new model will all three manufactures.

While they are good about providing ALD's by and large unless you know enough what to ask they are not offered and they also are not helpful on how to use them unless they are integrated with the hearing aid. 


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