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Committee on Armed ServicesMilitary PersonnelHealthCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedMay 19th, 2009
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Veterans Hearing and Assessment Act
To direct the Secretary of Defense to ensure the members of the Armed Forces receive mandatory hearing screenings before and after deployments and to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to mandate that tinnitus be listed as a mandatory condition for treatment by the Department of Veterans Affairs Auditory Centers of Excellence and that research on the preventing, treating, and curing of tinnitus be conducted.
Veterans Hearing and Assessment Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that tinnitus is one of the leading service-connected disability issues that is not being addressed. Directs the Secretary of Defense to ensure that each member of the Armed Forces receives a hearing evaluation that includes a screening for tinnitus before the member is deployed and after the member returns from a deployment. Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) recognize tinnitus as a mandatory condition for research and treatment by Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Auditory Centers of Excellence; and (2) ensure that research is conducted at VA facilities on the prevention, treatment, and curing of tinnitus.