National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
About Hearing and Hearing Loss
- How does the Brain Help Us Hear? by F. Gallun, Ph.D., and G. Saunders, Ph.D.
- Hearing Conservation by S. Dann, Au.D., and G. Saunders, Ph.D.
- Why Can't I Understand Speech?, by N. Vaughan, Ph.D., and G. Saunders, Ph.D.
- Tips for Improving your Listening Experience, by M. S. Lewis, Ph.D., and G. Saunders, Ph.D.
- Ototoxicity, by D. Konrad-Martin, Ph.D., and G. Saunders, Ph.D.
- Hearing Aids: The Basics, by K. O'Connell Bennett, Au.D., and G. Saunders, Ph.D.
- Hearing Aids: Wireless Compatibility, by K. O'Connell Bennett, Au.D., and G. Saunders, Ph.D.
- Dizziness and Balance, by S. Kampel, Au.D., and A. Diedesch-Rouse, Au.D.
- How do we hear? by S.R. Oliver, Au.D., M. Peak, Ph.D., C. Kaelin, MBA
About Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
Tinnitus Brochure - 2 options:
faster to download (will not print as well)
VA Audiology Services
Your VA Audiology Service may offer the following services:
Diagnostic hearing tests
Evaluations for hearing aids including bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA)
Screening for cochlear implantation eligibility
Hearing aid fittings, adjustments, programming
Hearing aid maintenance
Balance assessment (requires referral from Ear, Nose, and Throat)
Tinnitus assessment and management
All enrolled Veterans are eligible for a hearing test. To be eligible for hearing aids, you must meet one of the following criteria:
Be enrolled and vested with the VA Healthcare System, or
Be service-connected for any condition at least 10%, or
Be service-connected for hearing loss, tinnitus or ear disease at any percentage.
What types of hearing aids does the VA offer?
The VA works with virtually all of the major world hearing aid manufacturers providing the latest in technology packaged in a variety of different styles and features. VA audiologists work with each patient to determine the severity of hearing loss, abilities, and lifestyle to find the best hearing devices for each person.