NCRAR's research focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and rehabilitation of auditory system disorders.
The NCRAR contributes to the VA's mission to recruit, mentor and train the next generation of clinicians and clinical researchers.
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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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 Bonnie.Becker@va.gov
Click here for a list of upcoming seminars.
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 September 16-18, 2015. Click here for more information, registration and poster and scholarship submission.
To find out more about past conferences, click here.
Many people with hearing impairment believe that the communication problems they have are a result of their hearing loss. This is not the case. There are many other factors that also can cause a breakdown in communication, such as the particular talker, the listening environment, the content of the message and other listener variables. There are ways, known as “communication strategies” that can be used to avoid or fix such breakdowns. Some of these strategies can be used to make communication easier at the outset (Facilitative Strategies), while others can be used to fix a communication breakdown that has already occurred (Repair Strategies).
Examples of Facilitative Strategies:
Examples of Repair Strategies:
For more information on this topic and many others, please see our full list of educational brochures - just click on the "Patient and Clinician Materials" tab and then select "Patient Brochures."