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YOUR HEARING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF YOUR MISSION
  Monitoring audiometry means annual hearing testing. When you report for this testing, an occupational hearing conservationist, who is a soldier or civilian who has been trained to perform hearing tests and evaluate the results, tests for any significant changes in your hearing. If there are changes in your hearing this may indicate hearing protection and engineering controls are not protecting you from the noise threat. This may also mean there are problems in your personal hearing conservation program or health reasons that your hearing has changed. If there is a significant change in your hearing, the hearing conservationist will refer you to the audiologist.
 
The following diagrams illustrate how hearing loss affects combat readiness.
 
 
 
  PRACTICALLY ALL NOISE-CAUSED HEARING LOSS OCCURS DURING WORK AND ROUTINE TRAINING EXERCISES!