Veteran in front of military paraphernalia

Returning home from military service can bring with it a deafening silence…

and that can lead to other problems, like feelings of isolation and depression. Additionally, hearing loss can often be overshadowed by other service-connected disabilities such as PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and more. This is why we’re honored to present the Heroes With Hearing Loss® program.

We exist to connect veterans with viable answers for coping with hearing loss and other conditions that may come with it.

We exist to connect veterans, their families, friends and support networks with each other, strengthening relationships that keep them healthier and happier.

We exist to connect veterans with what matters most in their lives.

Here are some compelling… and sobering statistics:

Total Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities (1986-2016)1

According to the VA, the rate of veterans claiming a disability has steadily risen since 9/11 at a much faster rate than the 20 years prior.2 Tinnitus and Hearing Loss are the #1 and #2 service related disabilities that affect veterans.5

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2.7m veterans receive disability benefits or are in treatment for related hearing issues
Veterans with Tinnitus - 79% were diagnosed with anxiety, 59% suffered from depression and 58% experienced both conditions

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Whether you’re a veteran, a Veterans Service Officer or a hearing healthcare professional caring for veterans, we have resources and solutions for you. For infographics, white papers, videos and more, explore our Downloads section. Stay current with news and events pertaining to veterans and VSOs and subscribe to our Heroes With Hearing Loss® Blog for insight on current trends and topics.

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About our sponsor, Hamilton® CapTel®

Hamilton CapTel is provided by Hamilton Relay, a pioneer of telecommunications relay services (TRS). Since 1991, Hamilton Relay has been dedicated to serving individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking. Hamilton CapTel is dedicated to making phone conversations simple and accessible for individuals with hearing loss. The Heroes With Hearing Loss program, provided by Hamilton CapTel, is an expression of appreciation and gratitude to those who have served our country.