Although hearing loss affects individuals of all ages and from vastly different walks of life, there’s one group in particular with an alarmingly high risk of developing the condition: military personnel.

The noise of loud equipment and vehicles, gunfire and roadside bombs are taking their toll on members of our armed forces, with over one million suffering from tinnitus and over 50,000 with hearing loss. While it’s important for active duty military personnel to practice hearing conservation, it’s also crucial for us to take care of these individuals and help them regain their hearing to show our appreciation of their sacrifice.