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Hearing Loss Among Veterans

Nov 11, 2016

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Herbert Rogers served in the Air Force for 8 years. He was at the Dover Air Force Base for five years and his barracks was right next to where the planes took off. Seven years later, Rogers noticed he kept asking people to repeat themselves. Now he wears hearing aids. Hearing damage is common among veterans. We speak to Herbert Rogers, as well as Glen Baquet, the head of audiology and speech for the VA Maryland Health Care System, and Julie Norin, director of audiology at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a nonprofit in Baltimore.