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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Hearing Impairment, Strategies and Outcomes in VA Emergency Departments
Principal Investigator:

Joshua Chodosh

Location: New York, NY
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $239,954
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Hearing loss disrupts communication, which in turn jeopardizes effective medical care. Hearing loss is associated with poor mental and physical health, and is remarkably prevalent among older Veterans (close to 80% with bilateral >40 decibel hearing loss, among those 80 and older). Every year, several hundred thousand hearing loss-impacted older persons visit VA Emergency Departments (EDs) – noisy settings that are among the most “difficult listening situations” in clinical medicine. Many older...

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