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National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)


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NCRAR's research focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and rehabilitation of auditory system disorders.

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The NCRAR contributes to the VA's mission to recruit, mentor and train the next generation of clinicians and clinical researchers.

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NCRAR provides information to Veterans and the public about hearing conservation, how to prevent further hearing loss and how to manage tinnitus.

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National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

NCRAR's mission is to improve the quality of life of Veterans and others with hearing and balance problems through clinical research, technology development, and education that leads to better patient care.

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New conference details now available!!

The NCRAR hosts an international conference every two years in Portland, Oregon, bringing together clinical researchers and practicing audiologists in an interactive format with the goal of translating research findings into practice.

The next conference will be held October 4-6, 2017, and the topic is Translating Tinnitus Research Findings into Clinical Practice. For presentation topic areas and more details, click here.

Check back regularly for more information as it becomes available.
To find out more about past conferences, click here.


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NCRAR hosts monthly seminars feature renowned scientists from around the world.
All seminars take place 12-1 pm Pacific Time in PVAMC Building 101, Room 109. Most are also broadcast live via v-tel to other VA facilities and are available on DVD by request from

Click here for a list of upcoming seminars.

In the NewsIn the News

NCRAR's Dr. Gallun and his research were recently featured in an article about hearing-impaired local researchers leading the charge in in hearing research.

...A Portland-based expert in auditory perception, Gallun is working on making a series of hearing tests available to audiologists in clinics so they can better diagnose their patients. The tests exist now only in laboratories. One of the experiments tests how well people can single out speech in a noisy environment.

Gallun fails every time.

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