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Research network works to combat number one disability claim among veterans

Military service often requires duty in noisy environments that can cause hearing loss and it doesn’t just happen during combat operations at deployed locations far from home station.

Approximately 100 members of the Collaborative Auditory Vestibular Research Network, or CAVRN, met at the 711th Human Performance Wing April 24-26 to collaborate on areas of hearing and balance issues that service members and veterans face as a result of their military service. CAVRN meetings allow the research community to expedite scientific advancements with greater efficiency through open communication and collaborations that ensue. Ultimately, this approach results in technical and knowledge product solutions in the hands of the warfighter and their medical providers faster. The CAVRN meets once a year at a site hosted by one of the member organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Richard Eldridge)

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