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Introduced in House (05/19/2009)

Veterans Hearing and Assessment Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that tinnitus is one of the leading service-connected disability issues that is not being addressed.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to ensure that each member of the Armed Forces receives a hearing evaluation that includes a screening for tinnitus before the member is deployed and after the member returns from a deployment.

Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) recognize tinnitus as a mandatory condition for research and treatment by Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Auditory Centers of Excellence; and (2) ensure that research is conducted at VA facilities on the prevention, treatment, and curing of tinnitus.