National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
Tinnitus Working Group
VA/DoD Tinnitus Working Group Mission
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) Tinnitus Working Group facilitates the development, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based practices for tinnitus care through collaboration with VA and DoD clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders. The overall purpose is to ensure Service members and Veterans have access to evidence-based clinical tinnitus services.
- Support clinical practice by providing tools and training for healthcare providers.
- Engage providers and patients to understand barriers and facilitators in tinnitus care.
- Evaluate research, feedback, and outcomes to guide the development of products and services.
- Advocate for patients with tinnitus and the providers who serve them
The VA/DoD Tinnitus Working Group was created out of a shared interest by these founding organizations in 2016 to improve the quality of life for VA and DoD beneficiaries.
|VA Rehabilitation Research & Development (RR&D) National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) NCRAR’s Mission: 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.
|Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) HCE’s Mission: Provide support to enhance operational performance, medical readiness, and quality of life through collaborative leadership and advocacy for hearing and balance health.
|National Military Audiology and Speech Center (NMASC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. NMASC’s Mission: To preserve and improve the health and quality-of-life of our nation’s heroes and their families by developing, incorporating and disseminating state-of-the-art clinical practices in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
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