Funded Initiatives - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
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National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

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Funded Initiatives

Prevention of ototoxicity with effective monitoring (POEM), phamacokinetic and auditory linkages
Co-PI: Feeney, NIH NIDCD, 9/1/2020 – 8/31/2025

Enhanced environments for psychophysical evaluation and training
PI: Gallun, NIH NIDCD, 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2025

Long-term Impact of Military-relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC)
Site PI: Carlson, VA/DoD , 10/1/2019 – 9/30/2024

Evaluating possible auditory and psychological biomarkers of sound intolerance
PI: Theodoroff, VA CSR&D, 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2024

Physiological, behavioral and predictive correlates of ototoxicity in humans
PI: Konrad-Martin, VA RR&D, 2/1/2020 – 1/31/2024

Pre-doctoral summer training (T35) program in auditory research
PI: Feeney, NIH NIDCD, 2/1/2019 – 1/31/2024

Temporal synthesis of vestibular and extra-vestibular sensory signals
PI: Hullar, NIH NIDCD, 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2023

Temporal Synthesis of Vestibular and Extra-Vestibular Sensory Signals
PI: Hullar, NIH NIDCD, 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2023

Physiological assessment of auditory processing disorders in TBI
PI: Papesh, VA RR&D, 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2023

Validation and expansion of established norms for measures of tinnitus perception
PI: Henry, VA RR&D, 4/1/2020 – 3/31/2023

Investigation of the NMDA antagonist ketamine as a treatment for tinnitus
Site PI: Folmer, DoD, 3/31/2019 – 12/31/2022

Clinical trial of etanercept (TNF-alpha blocker) for treatment of blast-induced tinnitus
Site PI: Folmer, DoD USAMRMC, 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2022

Genetic markers for susceptibility or resistance to ototoxicity
PI: Garinis, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 12/01/19 – 11/30/22

Genetic associations with hearing loss from cancer treatment
PI: Konrad-Martin, VA RR&D, 8/1/2020 – 7/31/2022

Toward development of a mobile assessment and differential diagnosis of auditory dysfunction: hidden hearing loss and central auditory processing disorders
PI: Molis, DoD CDMRP, 8/1/2019 – 7/31/2022

Mechanisms of impaired speech perception in Veterans with non-blast TBI
PI: Koerner, VA RR&D, 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2022

Listening effort during complex speech perception
PI: Bramhall, ASHA Foundation, 12/1/2019 – 11/30/2021

Uncovering physiological markers of hidden hearing loss
PI: Bramhall, VA RR&D, 11/1/2016 – 10/31/2021

Sensory integration balance deficits in complex mTBI: Can an early initiation of rehabilitation with wearable sensory technology improve outcomes?
PI: King, DoD-CDMRP, 9/30/2017 – 9/29/2021

The brain-behavior relationship: age, hearing and their effects on understanding speech in noise
PI: Billings, NIH NIDCD, 8/1/2016 – 7/31/2021

Feasibility and acceptability of using low-gain hearing aids for bothersome tinnitus
PI: Zaugg, VA RR&D, 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2021

Tympanometric laser Doppler vibrometry measurements of middle ear function
PI: Feeney, VA RR&D, 6/1/2019 – 5/31/2021

A new therapeutic approach for somatosensory tinnitus
PI: Theodoroff, VA RR&D, 4/1/2019 – 3/31/2021

Individualized Signal Processing Strategy: Phase II
PI: Gallun, NIH NIDCD, 4/1/2016 – 3/31/2021

Effects of Military Noise on Auditory Function in Service Members and Recently Discharged Veterans
PI: Henry, JWMRP, 3/15/2017 – 3/14/2021

Effects of intravenous aminoglycoside treatments on the cochlear and medial efferent auditory system in patients with Cystic Fibrosis
PI: Garinis, NIH NIDCD, 3/1/2018 – 2/28/2021

Using electrophysiology to complement speech understanding-in-noise measures
PI: Billings, VA RR&D, 2/1/2017 – 1/31/2021

Recently Completed Initiatives:

Balance control mechanisms, age-related changes, and methods for improvement of balance during gait
PI: Peterka, VA RR&D, 4/1/2016 – 9/30/2020

Blast-exposed Veterans with Auditory Complaints

PI: Pratt. Co-PI: Jorgensen, Gallun. VA RR&D, 1/1/15-12/31/19

Application of Health Behavior Models to Predict Hearing Healthcare Outcomes
PI: Saunders. NIH, 12/1/14-11/30/19

Assessment and Rehabilitation of Central Sensory Impairments for Balance in mTBI
PI: King. CDMRP, 10/1/15-9/30/19

Can Service Dogs Improve Activity and Quality of Life in Veterans with PTSD?
PI: Saunders. VA Cooperative Studies ORD, 11/1/14-9/30/19

Community-Based Kiosks for Hearing Screening and Education 
PI: Feeney. NIH, 8/1/13-7/31/19

Chronic Tinnitus among Veterans with and without TBI: Service Needs and Interests
PI: Carlson VA RR&D 7/1/16-3/31/19

Longitudinal Changes in Auditory Function Among Veterans with Diabetes (Continuation)
PI: Konrad-Martin. Co-PI: Dille VA RR&D 4/1/15-3/31/19

Perception of Dynamic Acoustic Signals by Hearing Impaired Listeners  
PI: Molis. NIH-NIDCD, 3/1/13-2/28/19

Comprehensive Wide Bandwidth Test Battery of Auditory Function in Veterans
PI: Feeney. VA RR&D 12/1/14-1/31/19

Aging After Noise: Biomarkers, Clinical Assessment and Pharmacotherapy of ‘Hidden’ Noise Injury
PI: Kujawa. Co-I/Portland Site PI: Konrad-Martin. DoD MR&D, Neurosensory Research Award, 5/1/15-12/31/18

Establishing Normative Standards for Measures of Tinnitus Perception

PI: Henry. VA RR&D, 7/1/15-9/30/18

Comprehensive Ototoxicity Monitoring Program for VA Healthcare: A Randomized Trial
PI: Konrad-Martin VA RR&D, 4/1/14-6/30/18

Predicting the Benefits of Spatial and Spectrotemporal Cues  
PI: Gallun. NIH-NIDCD, 4/1/12-5/31/18

Effects of Blast Exposure on Sensory Gating and Speech Perception in Noise
PI: Papesh. VA RR&D, 12/1/15-11/30/17

Assistive Device Training for Functional Mobility and Connectivity in MS
PI: Cameron. VA RR&D SPiRE, 7/1/15-6/30/17

Effect of Military Noise Exposure on Tinnitus and its Outcomes in Recently Discharged Veterans
Seeking VA Health Care 
PI: Henry. DoD, 9/30/13-3/31/17 

Tinnitus Coach 
PI: Henry. Resound, 10/1/13-11/30/16

Comparison of CBT and CET Interventions
PI: Martz. VA RR&D, 12/1/14-11/30/16

Noise-Induced Cochlear Neuronal Degeneration and Its Perceptual Consequences
PI: Bramhall. VA RR&D, 11/1/14-10/31/16 

Effects of Speech in Noise Training on Physiology and Perception 
PI: Billings. VA RR&D, 7/1/12-9/30/16 

Spectral Dynamics and Speech Understanding by Hearing Impaired People  
PI: Molis. VA RR&D, 7/1/13-9/30/16

A Simplified Patient-Centered Educational Tool for Improved Hearing Aid Outcomes 
PIs: Lewis, Saunders. VA RR&D, 10/1/13-9/30/16

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Device for Acoustic Treatment of Tinnitus During Sleep
PI: Henry. Baker Group, 4/1/15-9/30/16

Clinical Investigation of Hearing Injuries, Noise Exposure, and Cost Burden in Active Duty US Military Service Members
PI: Henry; Co-PI: Esquivel. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), 10/14-9/15

Central Auditory Processing Deficits Associated with Blast Exposure
PI: Gallun, Co-PI: Leek. VA RR&D, 10/1/11-9/30/15

Implementation of Progressive Tinnitus Management: An Assessment of Readiness 
PI: Henry. QUERI, 10/1/14 - 9/30/15

Health Change in Adults with Hearing Impairment 
PI: Saunders. Ericksholm, 10/1/13-9/30/15 

Telephone Tinnitus Education for Patients with TBI 
Co-PIs: Henry, Myers, Zaugg. VA RR&D, 10/1/10-9/30/15

Applying the Use of Motivational Tools to Auditory Rehabilitation
PI: Lewis. VA RR&D, 7/1/13-9/30/15 

Wideband Clinical Diagnosis and Monitoring of Middle-Ear and Cochlear Function 
PI: Feeney, Co-PIs: Keefe, Hunter. NIH NIDCD, 9/1/09-8/31/15

Pilot Study to Evaluate Efficacy of Lyric Hearing Aids for Tinnitus Management
PI: Henry. Phonak, 10/1/2013-7/31/2015

Assessment of Auditory Function in Patients with Parkinson Disease  
PI: Folmer. VA RR&D, 7/1/2012-3/31/2015

Mechanisms of Imbalance and Falls in Multiple Sclerosis  
PI: Cameron. VA RR&D, 4/1/2010-3/31/2015

Acoustic and Perceptual Effects of WDRC Amplification
PI: Souza. Co-Investigators: Gallun, Wright. NIH/NIHCD, 4/1/10-3/28/15