Hearing Readiness and Conservation

Clinical Hearing Services (CHS)

Last Updated: January 25, 2018

​Provides useful links for areas such as coding, tinnitus management, NASA Auditory Demonstration Lab and military audiology in the news.

Quantifying a Soldier's Hearing Readiness Classification, as well as determining the extent of injury from noise exposure, requires a more thorough evaluation than monitoring audiometry. Delivering these clinical services as far forward on the battlefield as possible is critical to providing leaders with Soldier hearing status information and limits unnecessary loss of duty time incurred if a Soldier is evacuated for these services.  Current operations have shown that it is feasible to place these services as far forward as the Combat Support Hospital (CSH).  In garrison, clinical audiology services are a part of the Soldier readiness cycle.

           

Military Audiology Headlines - Government

Military Audiology Association (MAA) External Link

Strategies to Cope with Hearing Loss External Link

Clinic Focuses on Noise Induced Hearing Loss External Link

Protect Your Hearing for Your Future External Link

Tinnitus: Look for Warning Signs, Increase Your Awareness External Link

10th Mountain Division Tests TCAPS External Link

Army Urges Soldiers to Protect Hearing External Link

 

      Coding Resources - Government

The Coding Book for Military Occupational and Environmental Medicine External Link

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center Case Definitions External Link

MHS Coding Guidelines External Link

Non-Government

2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Related to Speech and Hearing Disorders (ASHA) External Link

New and Revised Audiology ICD-10-CM Codes for 2018 External Link 

ICD-9 to ICD-10 Mapping Tool External Link 

ICD-9-CM Codes for Audiology (ASHA) External Link

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes for Audiologist (ASHA) External Link

AAA Practice Management External Link

Resources

Non-Government

NASA EARLAB (Auditory Demonstration Laboratory) External Link

Government

DoD Blast Injury Research Program External Link

 VA Progressive Tinnitus Management: A Handbook for Audiologists External Link

DCoE for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury External Link

eProfile Templates for Physical Profiles (milBook) External Link

ARNG logo - National Guard Health Information Website

National Guard Health Information Website  

References

ALARACT 375/2010: Referral of Soldiers with H-3 Profiled Hearing Loss to a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) or an MOS/Medical Retention Board (MMRB) (AKO only) External Link

ALARACT 034/2013: ALARACT Clarification of AR 40-501/AR 190-56 Requirements for Speech Recognition in Noise Test (SPRINT) Administration (AKO only) External Link