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Tinnitus Working Group

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VA/DoD Tinnitus Working Group Mission
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) Tinnitus Working Group facilitates the development, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based practices for tinnitus care through collaboration with VA and DoD clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders. The overall purpose is to ensure Service members and Veterans have access to evidence-based clinical tinnitus services.

  • Support clinical practice by providing tools and training for healthcare providers. 
  • Engage providers and patients to understand barriers and facilitators in tinnitus care. 
  • Evaluate research, feedback, and outcomes to guide the development of products and services. 
  • Advocate for patients with tinnitus and the providers who serve them

Founding Organizations:
The VA/DoD Tinnitus Working Group was created out of a shared interest by these founding organizations in 2016 to improve the quality of life for VA and DoD beneficiaries. 

Link to NCRAR logo  VA Rehabilitation Research & Development (RR&D) National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) NCRAR’s Mission: To improve the quality of life of Veterans and others with hearing and balance problems through clinical research, technology development, and education that leads to better patient care.  
 HCE logo Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) HCE’s Mission: Provide support to enhance operational performance, medical readiness, and quality of life through collaborative leadership and advocacy for hearing and balance health. 
 Walter Reed logo National Military Audiology and Speech Center (NMASC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. NMASC’s Mission: To preserve and improve the health and quality-of-life of our nation’s heroes and their families by developing, incorporating and disseminating state-of-the-art clinical practices in Audiology and  Speech-Language Pathology.  

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