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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Interactive Effects of Aging and Blast Exposure on Central Auditory System
Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Venezia

Location: Loma Linda, CA
Congressional District Code: 31
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $222,633
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Many blast-exposed Veterans report difficulty in complex listening situations (e.g., understanding speech in noise) despite normal or near-normal performance on standard audiological tests. This suggests a deficit in central auditory processing. Indeed, blast-exposed Veterans perform abnormally on central auditory tests, particularly those assessing temporal processing. A similar pattern is observed in middle age adults who often have good peripheral hearing but show deficits on tests of tempora...

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