Diagnosis - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
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National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)


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The accurate diagnosis and assessment of auditory and balance disorders depends on evaluation methods that are able to detect dysfunction, as well as provide enough information about the underlying disability to help guide rehabilitation and prevention. Many current studies from Center investigators focus on diagnosis and assessment of hearing loss, tinnitus or balance problems. Examples of NCRAR studies in this area include developing strategies, test protocols and technology to measure changes in tinnitus, that can be used to evaluate the effect of tinnitus rehabilitation on the perception of tinnitus; separating the effects of blast exposure, TBI, and PTSD on hearing, tinnitus, and balance disorders over Veterans’ lifetimes, as well as the role of auditory disorders in neurodegeneration; extending the accessibility of laboratory-quality measures for evaluating central auditory disorders through the use of low-cost consumer electronics, gamification and virtual reality to increase motivation and mimic realistic environments.

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