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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Prevention of Noise-Induced Acceleration of Age-Related Hearing Loss
Principal Investigator:

Richard A Altschuler

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $227,544
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The proposed studies test mechanism-based, clinically relevant interventions to meet the challenges of aging in the Veteran population. The underlying hypothesis is that prior exposure to noise, such as that which occurs to service members, contributes to the burden of later age-related hearing loss (ARHL) resulting in an earlier onset and a greater hearing impairment. Studies use the UM-HET4 model and test a small arms fire (SAF)-like impulse noise, chosen for military relevance and a 8-16 kHz...

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