DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Vision - Improve the operational effectiveness, medical readiness and quality of life of Service members and Veterans with auditory system injuries

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The HRRP was initiated in 2017 to pursue promising, necessary research for treatment of burdensome and very prevalent auditory system injury. It is estimated that more than 30 million Americans over the age of 12 years have hearing loss in both ears and an estimated 48 million have hearing loss in at least one ear. In the military the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities are related to hearing disorders. The most recent data from the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs indicates that there are 1.1 million Veterans with service-connected disability due to hearing loss. The HRRP will fund innovative research that has the potential to maximize operational effectiveness, medical readiness and quality of life for Service members, Veterans and others living with significant auditory system injuries.





Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $10 million
    FY17

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Vision

Improve the operational effectiveness, medical readiness and quality of life of Service members and Veterans with auditory system injuries

Mission

Advance the science of hearing restoration by delivering groundbreaking research and solutions that remove barriers to the successful treatment of auditory system injury


Last updated Friday, September 15, 2017