Accession Number:

ADA576370

Title:

Auditory, Vestibular and Cognitive Effects due to Repeated Blast Exposure on the Warfighter

Descriptive Note:

Addendum to final rept. 1 Jul 2012-31 Sep 2012

Corporate Author:

GENEVA FOUNDATION LAKEWOOD WA

Report Date:

2012-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate and characterize the vestibular, auditory, and oculomotor sequelae to blast exposure in Warfighters diagnosed with blast-induced traumatic brain injury BI-TBI. The results of this study are intended to contribute to the development of objective diagnostic measures appropriate for the BI-TBI population, and to the development of empirical vestibular, auditory, and oculomotor return-to-duty standards. It is believed that the range of sensory findings measured in a sample of BI-TBI patients will provide an observational basis for measuring treatment progression, as well as empirical methods for establishing the severity of the sensory loss due to blast exposure.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE