H. R. 368
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 23, 2013
Mr. Benishek introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend title 10, United States Code, to require an audiometric test of each member of the Armed Forces before the separation of the member.
Audiometric test required before separation of members of the Armed Forces
Chapter 59 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
Audiometric test required
Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department shall ensure that a member of the armed forces under the jurisdiction of the Secretary receives an audiometric test at the 8000 Hz frequency (or other test that the Secretary of Defense determines has the ability to discover potential future hearing loss) to evaluate the hearing of the member during the 90-day period before the date on which the member is discharged, separated, or retired.
The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding after the item relating to section 1178 the following new item:
1179. Audiometric test required.
Section 1179 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a) , shall apply with respect to a member being discharged, separated, or retired from the Armed Forces on or after the date that is 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.