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Funded Initiatives

Effects of Military Noise Exposure on Auditory Function in Service Members and Recently Discharged Veterans
PI: Henry. DoD, 4/1/17-3/30/21 

Uncovering Physiological Markers of Hidden Hearing Loss
PI: Bramhall. VA RR&D, Career Development Award, 11/1/16-10/31/21

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, 12/1/14-11/30/2019

Assessment and Rehabilitation of Central Sensory Impairments for Balance in mTBI
PI: King. CDMRP, 9/30/15-9/29/19

Longitudinal Changes in Auditory Function Among Veterans with Diabetes (Continuation)
PI: Konrad-Martin. Co-PI: Dille VA RR&D 4/1/2015-3/31/19

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

Chronic Tinnitus among Veterans with and without TBI: Service Needs and Interests

PI: Carlson VA RR&D 7/1/16-6/30/18

Establishing Normative Standards for Measures of Tinnitus Perception
PI: Henry. VA RR&D, 7/1/15-6/30/18

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, 5/1/15-4/30/18

Comprehensive Ototoxicity Monitoring Program for VA Healthcare: A Randomized Trial
PI: Dille. Co-PI: Konrad-Martin VA RR&D, 3/1/2014-2/28/2018

Perception of Dynamic Acoustic Signals by Hearing Impaired Listeners  
PI: Molis. NIH-NIDCD, 3/1/2013-2/28/2018

Effects of Blast Exposure on Sensory Gating and Speech Perception in Noise
PI: Papesh. VA RR&D, 12/1/2015-11/30/2017

Community-Based Kiosks for Hearing Screening and Education 
PI: Feeney. NIH, 8/1/2013-7/31/2017

Can Service Dogs Improve Activity and Quality of Life in Veterans with PTSD?
PI: Saunders. VA Cooperative Studies ORD, 11/1/2014-9/30/2017

Predicting the Benefits of Spatial and Spectrotemporal Cues  
PI: Gallun. NIH-NIDCD, 4/1/2012-3/31/2017 

Recently Completed Initiatives:

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, 9/30/2013-3/31/17 

Tinnitus Coach 
PI: Henry. Resound, 10/1/2013-11/30/2016

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, 7/1/2012-9/30/2016 

Spectral Dynamics and Speech Understanding by Hearing Impaired People  
PI: Molis. VA RR&D, 7/1/2013-9/30/2016

A Simplified Patient-Centered Educational Tool for Improved Hearing Aid Outcomes 
PIs: Lewis, Saunders. VA RR&D, 10/1/2013-9/30/2016

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Device for Acoustic Treatment of Tinnitus During Sleep
PI: Henry. Baker Group, 4/1/2015-9/30/2016

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), 10/2014-9/2015

Central Auditory Processing Deficits Associated with Blast Exposure
PI: Gallun, Co-PI: Leek. VA RR&D, 10/1/2011-9/30/2015

Implementation of Progressive Tinnitus Management: An Assessment of Readiness 
PI: Henry. QUERI, 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015

Health Change in Adults with Hearing Impairment 
PI: Saunders. Ericksholm, 10/1/2013-9/30/2015 

Telephone Tinnitus Education for Patients with TBI 
Co-PIs: Henry, Myers, Zaugg. VA RR&D, 10/1/2010-9/30/2015

Applying the Use of Motivational Tools to Auditory Rehabilitation
PI: Lewis. VA RR&D, 7/1/2013-9/30/15 

Wideband Clinical Diagnosis and Monitoring of Middle-Ear and Cochlear Function 
PI: Feeney, Co-PIs: Keefe, Hunter. NIH NIDCD, 9/1/2009-8/31/2015

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

Clinical Trial of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Relief of Tinnitus
PI: Folmer. VA RR&D, 1/1/2011-12/31/2014

Electrophysiology and Perception of Speech in Noise
PI: Billings. NIH-NIDCD, 2/1/2011-11/30/2014

Determinants of Word Recognition Speed in Older Listeners
Co-PIs: Konrad-Martin, Gallun. VA RR&D, 10/1/2010-9/30/2014

Auditory Rehabilitation from the Perspective of the Significant Other 
PI: Lewis. VA RR&D, 9/1/2010-8/31/2014

Rapid Assessment Methods for Early Detection of Hearing Impairment 
PI: Dille. DoD, 9/1/2013-5/1/2014

Rapid Assessment Methods for Early Detection of Hearing Impairment
PI: Summers. Site PI: Dille Department of Defense 1/1/2013-3/31/2014

Multi-site Evaluation of Progressive Tinnitus Management 
Co-PIs: Henry, Myers. VA RR&D, 7/1/2010-9/30/2013

Clinical Validation of Novel Combination Hearing Aid and Tinnitus Therapy Device 
PI: Henry. Starkey Labs Corporation, 1/1/2013-9/30/2013

Individualized Objective Techniques for Early Detection of Ototoxicity 
Co-PIs: Dille, Konrad-Martin. VA RR&D, 7/1/2010-6/30/2013

A Hearing Loss Prevention Program for Veterans 
PI: Saunders. VA RR&D, 4/1/2010-6/30/2013

Integrating Auditory and Visual Information to Improve Hearing Aids 
PI: Jacobs. VA RR&D, 3/1/2011-2/28/2013

The Effects of Aging and Hearing Loss during Rapid Sound Processing (Pilot) 
PI: Dille. VA RR&D, 1/1/2011-12/31/2012

Joint DoD-VA Hearing Loss Prevention Program
Co-PIs: Fausti, Leek. DoD-VA Joint Incentive Fund, 10/1/2008-12/31/2012

Evaluation of Approaches to Auditory Rehabilitation for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury 
PI: Saunders. VA RR&D, 10/1/2009-9/30/2012

Expanding our Horizons: Medical Conditions and Audiology 
PI: Saunders. NIH-R13, 10/2011-9/2012

Community-based Kiosks for Hearing Screening and Education
PIs: Feeney, Folmer. NIH-R21, 9/2011-8/2012

Application of the Health Belief Model to Hearing Healthcare 
PI: Saunders. Unitron, 1/2012-6/2012

Neural Encoding of Signals in Noise: Effects of Hearing Impairment and Age 
PI: Billings. VA RR&D, 9/1/2009-6/30/2012

A Portable Audiometric Monitoring Device (the OtoID) 
Co-PIs: Fausti, Wilmington. VA RR&D, 7/1/2008-6/30/2012

Self-Management Groups for Veterans with Dual Sensory Loss (Pilot) 
PI: Turbin. VA RR&D, 6/1/2010-5/31/2012

Pre-doctoral Summer Training Program in Auditory Research
PI: Leek. NIH-NIDCD, 5/1/2007-4/30/2012

Improving Vowel Perception by Hearing-Impaired Listeners 
PI: Molis. VA RR&D, 2/1/2008-1/31/2012

Development of an Automated Test to Assess the Presence of Tinnitus  
PI: Henry. VA RR&D, 10/1/2007-9/30/2011

Clinical Applications for Time-compressed Speech Tests 
PI: Leek. VA RR&D, 7/1/2006-9/30/2011

Central Auditory Processing Disorders Associated with Blast Exposure 
Co-PIs: Leek, Fausti, VA RR&D, 10/1/2007-9/30/2011

Modeling Auditory Integration in People with Impaired Hearing 
PI: Gallun. VA RR&D, 9/1/2007-8/31/2011

Supplementing Hearing Aids with Computerized Auditory Training 
PI: Chisolm, Co-PIs: Saunders, Wilson. VA RR&D, 7/1/2008-6/30/2011

Prevention of Cisplatin Ototoxicity with the Antioxidant α-lipoic Acid 
Co-PIs: Fausti, Wilmington. VA RR&D, 10/1/2007-6/30/2011

Effects of Training on Central Auditory Function in Multiple Sclerosis 
PI: Bourdette. VA RR&D, 10/1/2007-6/30/2011

Temporal Resolution of Cochlear and Auditory Nerve Responses in Older Adults  
PI: Konrad-Martin. NIH-NIDCD, 4/1/2006-4/30/2011

The Ability to Make Multiple Auditory Judgments about Non-speech Stimuli 
PI: Gallun. NIH-NIDCD, 3/2/2007-1/31/2011

Centralized Tinnitus Management for TBI Patients: Pilot Study  
Co-PIs: Henry, Myers, Zaugg. VA RR&D, 7/1/2008-6/30/2010