In this series (five episodes) of theSITREP, Jim sits down with Dr. Ellen O’Neil and talks about how VA can assist Veterans experiencing hearing loss, how to get hearing aids, treatment for hearing loss, types of hearing aids available, and much more. For links to the other videos in this series, refer to the WEB LINKS section below.
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For Android devices, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quickseries.visn1.
The app is coming soon to Apple.
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For Part 1: "Hearing Aids from VA," visit https://youtu.be/rMjKz_o-Qf4
For Part 2: "What is Hearing Loss," visit https://youtu.be/vwhfMej3c_g
For Part 3: "How is Hearing Loss Treated," visit https://youtu.be/QRD4PAQajZ4
For Part 4: "How Does VA Test for Tinnitus," visit https://youtu.be/LGMZyiWOqOA
For Part 5: "Types of Hearing Aids VA Provides," visit https://youtu.be/Oa9RvLSDUSk
For assistance with enrolling in VA health care, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO9sn
ADDITIONAL VA INFORMATION
The Department of Veterans Affairs has three, separate administrations aimed to serve our country’s Veterans with an assortment of benefits that address the unique needs of every Veteran. To be sure you are interacting with the proper administration within VA, here are short descriptions for each VA administration:
VHA: VA’s Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care network in the United States, with 1,255 health care facilities serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
VBA: Veterans can earn a range of benefits that help them transition back to civilian life in the country they fought to defend. Through the Veterans Benefits Administration, VA helps service members transition out of military service, and assists with education, home loans, life insurance and much more.
NCA: The job of the National Cemetery Administration is to make sure those who served this nation are never forgotten. NCA provides dignified burial services for Veterans and eligible family members by maintaining 142 cemeteries as national shrines and providing lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our nation.
* The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media, products or services they may provide.
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