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

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Boston University Boston United States

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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 attentionfrequency-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.

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Technical Report,15 Sep 2016,14 Sep 2017



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