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…hearing loss “will continue to be a major disability associated with the operation of high-performance aircraft.”
In September 2007, a US Navy officer working with the Marines’ executive safety board issued a simple, stark warning. According to a presentation by CDR Stan Jossell, the Marines–and to some extent the services in general–are buying new equipment that is so loud that it’s not a matter of whether but when and how badly operators will suffer permanent hearing damage. Jossell noted, moreover, that the technology to protect users from damage does not yet exist.
The Air Force is recruiting fully qualified audiologists.
The latest promotions for Air Force members was announced this week.