Accession Number : AD1043849

Title :   Diagnosing Contributions of Sensory and Cognitive Deficits to Hearing Dysfunction in Blast-Exposed/TBI Service Members

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Sep 2016,14 Sep 2017

Corporate Author : Boston University Boston United States

Personal Author(s) : Shinn-Cunningham, Barbara ; Grant,Kenneth ; Bressler,Scott

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The primary focus of Year 2 of the study has been subject recruitment. At the conclusion of Year 2 we have consented 53 (36 male, 17 female) potential study participants of which 38 (25 male, 13 female) were eligible for full participation. After attrition, we currently have data from 25 subjects (19 controls and 6 blast-exposed) who have participated in the auditory (ASA) and visual (VSA) selective attention/frequency-following response (FFR) tasks. Recruitment of subjects for the blast-exposed experimental group has proven to be more challenging than originally anticipated; however, we have made adjustments to our inclusion criteria and have extended our recruitment efforts to audiology clinics outside of the Walter Reed National Military Medical. These new recruitment efforts are being led by new hires Research Audiologist, Dr. Kimberly Jenkins (filling the vacancy left from Dr. Lynn Bielskis departure), and Research Communication Scientist, Dr. Jennifer Myers.

Descriptors :   validation , recruiting , ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY , cOGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT , brain injuries , blast , veterans (military personnel) , diagnosis (medicine) , hearing loss , exposure (physiology) , ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE