National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
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 provides information to Veterans and the public about hearing conservation, how to prevent further hearing loss and how to manage tinnitus.
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.
NEW! We invite you to browse through NCRAR's year in review, including reflections and memories as we celebrate our 20th anniversary! Click here to download the 2017 Annual Update.
NCRAR hosts monthly seminars featuring renowned scientists from around the world.
All seminars take place 12-1 pm Pacific Time in VA Portland Health Care System, Building 101, Room 109. Most are also broadcast live via v-tel to other VA facilities and are available on DVD by request from NCRAR@va.gov.
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 most recent conference was held October 4-6, 2017, and the topic was Translating Tinnitus Research Findings into Clinical Practice. For more details, click here.
To find out more about past conferences, click here.
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