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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Hearing loss prevention [electronic resource] : improvements to DOD hearing conservation programs could lead to better outcomes : report to congressional committees.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2011]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-11-114    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 40 p.) : ill.
Note Title from PDF title screen (viewed Aug. 29, 2011).
"January 2011."
Congressional rept.
Summary Exposure to hazardous noise can have negative implications for both servicemember health and readiness. Moreover, in fiscal year 2009, some of the most common impairments for veterans receiving Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits were hearing related, as annual payments for such conditions exceeded $1.1 billion. To examine Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to prevent hearing loss, GAO is reporting on (1) how well the DOD and armed services identify and mitigate hazardous noise; (2) how well the military evaluates hearing conservation program performance; and (3) the status of DOD's Hearing Center of Excellence and the extent that DOD and VA are sharing information to inform this and other efforts. GAO reviewed DOD and services' policies and guidance, reviewed DOD performance data, interviewed officials and servicemembers, and conducted site visits to nine military bases.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-11-114."
Subject Deafness, Noise induced -- Prevention.
Deafness, Noise induced -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States.
United States. Department of Defense -- Rules and practice.
Anatomy and physiology.
Military operations, strategy and tactics.
Auditory defects.
Military personnel.
Department of defense.
Indexed Term GAO REPORTS
Added Title Hearing loss prevention : improvements to Department of Defense hearing conservation programs could lead to better outcomes
Improvements to DOD hearing conservation programs could lead to better outcomes
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-11-114

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