The Army Service Forces have long been active in rehabilitation of soldiers with aural handicaps since April 1943. Currently, the rehabilitation is being done at three different centers-- Borden General Hospital, Hoff General Hospital, And Deshon General Hospital. Each center has been in operation for more than a year and has a program combining fitting of hearing aids, psychological guidance, lip-reading instruction, speech correction, and auricular (or acoustic) training.
The three centers are accountable for developing and improving their procedures and are given the responsibility of providing each patient with maximum aural rehabilitation. The responsibility has called for pioneering, so each center has evolved different procedures from the other. Each center is engaged in extending and fine-tuning its services.
If you are a soldier needing more information on hearing aids, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for more details.