Accession Number:

ADA621070

Title:

Hearing Preservation Electrodes in Veterans and Military Servicemembers with Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Jun 2014-14 Jun 2015

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

There is a very real need to provide rehabilitative options for veterans and service members with severe noise-induced hearing loss NIHL. Recent studies indicate that hearing preservation electrodes provide much better auditory rehabilitation compared with hearing aids or traditional length cochlear implants for patients with severe-to-profound highfrequency hearing loss and useable low-frequency hearing. The effectiveness of the hybrid approach for rehabilitation of NIHL has yet to be established. The purpose of this study is to document benefit of the hybrid cochlear implant in this population. This report documents progress during year 1 of the funding period. The initial portion of the year focused on obtaining IowaVA IRB and DoD HRPO approval. Following that time period we have focused on recruitment.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE