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Hearing Loss Affects Lives

Hearing loss affects lives

Is hearing loss affecting your life? Do you feel left out of the conversation? For more about NCRAR's hearing research, click "Learn More."

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Tinnitus affects lives

Tinnitus affects lives

Does tinnitus affect your concentration and quality of life? For more about NCRAR's tinnitus research, click "Learn More."

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Balance

Poor balance affects lives

Are you worried about falling? For more about NCRAR's balance research program, click "Learn More."

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Finding solutions together:
Hearing, tinnitus & balance research …
with real life impact

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.


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Registration is now open!! NCRAR's 10th biennial conference is titled "Vestibular Disorders: From Cause to Cure" and will be held September 29-October 1, 2021. This virtual conference will explore causation, diagnosis, and treatment of vestibular disorders. Click here for more details, and check back regularly for more information as it becomes available.

 

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How we fulfill our Mission:

· NCRAR conducts hearing, tinnitus and balance research with real life impact
· NCRAR educates the next generation of auditory researchers and clinicians
· NCRAR promotes use of research innovations
  - Identifies and spreads NCRAR-developed promising ideas, practices, & technologies that promote positive outcomes for patients across and outside VA


Hearing Loss Services for Enrolled Veterans – No Referral Needed

Did you know... there is no need for a referral for hearing loss services?

According to Dr. Rachel McArdle, “Veterans who are enrolled and eligible for VA care can call their VA audiology clinic and ask to be scheduled to have their hearing tested. Additionally, they can always stop at the audiology clinic if they are already at the hospital or clinic for another appointment and ask to be scheduled.” Dr. McArdle is the National Director of Audiology and Speech Pathology.

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