The silent cost of freedom

As we light up our grills, put on our bathing suits and enjoy family and friends let us remember the service men and women that have allowed us this freedom. On a day meant to celebrate our freedom, we felt it necessary to talk about one of the often silent prices our soldiers pay for our freedom. The number one service related injury affecting our veterans is hearing loss. According to the Heroes with Hearing Loss, an organization committed to raising awareness and providing solutions for this issue, 1.5 million service men and women sought treatment for hearing loss in just the year of 2011 alone.

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