Improving hearing for vets and those still serving.
Anyone who has served in a branch of the armed services can attest to the frequency and volume of noise exposure military personnel experience. Some of the most common sources include the following:
- Artillery fire
- Jet/ship engine noise and vibrations
- Helicopter rotors
- Construction tools, machinery, and equipment
These typically exceed the safety threshold of 85 decibels (dB) by a significant margin (e.g., mortar fire can exceed 140 dB). While some members of the military report having fairly advanced hearing protection as part of their gear, many others say they only ever received simple foam earplugs ― or nothing at all. So, it’s no wonder that hearing loss and tinnitus are two of the most frequently reported service-related injuries.
Signia hearing aids for veterans and active military.
We offer a full range of hearing aids and accessories through the Veterans Administration (VA) to those eligible for VA services and benefits. You don’t have to experience the frustration and isolation of hearing loss or the aggravation of tinnitus anymore. Contact your local VA to schedule an appointment for a hearing test.
Hearing aids designed with natural hearing in mind.
When you lose your hearing, it restricts your natural listening experience. Now you can improve your hearing a remarkable amount — and even preserve the familiar sound of your natural own voice — thanks to our new Signia Nx hearing aids with Own Voice Processing (OVP™).
These elegant state-of-the-art solutions replicate the natural experience of hearing everything in harmony. They also offer direct streaming of phone calls, music, and TV audio via Bluetooth®.
Assistance for veterans with hearing loss and tinnitus.
If you’re a veteran who wishes to get your hearing tested, register via the health administration/enrollment section of the VA medical center of your choice. This can be done in person, online by filling out Form 10-10EZ, or by mailing a completed Form 10-10EZ to your chosen VA medical center. For details on the eligibility of enrolled veterans for hearing service coverage, visit the VA.gov website on medical benefits.
After registering, request a referral to an Audiology and Speech Pathology Clinic from your VA primary care provider. If an audiological evaluation reveals you require hearing aids or other assistive devices, they will be provided at no charge. Your audiologist will explain how to order batteries, wax guards, and other hearing aid accessories during your consultation, as these and future repairs will also be covered by your VA benefits.
Plan to bring the following documentation to your appointment:
- Copy of your Veteran’s DD214 (Service Record)
- Current driver’s license
- Relevant health insurance information
Contact your local VA to schedule an appointment for a hearing test today.