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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Effect of Noise Exposure on the Vestibular System
Principal Investigator:

Faith W. Akin

Location: Mountain Home, TN
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: May 2016 - October 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $42,750
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Observations in the military have shown that exposure to battlefield-related noise can cause balance disorders characterized by postural instability, dizziness, and vertigo; however, underlying mechanisms are not well understood. One reason for this knowledge gap may be that most previous assessments have been focused on evaluation of horizontal semicircular canal function. Recent animal and human studies, however, provide evidence that noise overstim...

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