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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX002777-01A1
Title: Efficacy of a coupler-based fitting approach for experienced users receiving replacement hearing aids
Principal Investigator:

Sherri L Smith

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $170,467
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$681,903
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

In the VA system, hearing loss is the second-most common service-connected condition affecting 933,182 Veterans, exceeded only by tinnitus which affects 1,121,709 Veterans (data from Veterans Benefit Report for Fiscal Year 2016). In FY 2016, the VA dispensed 750,075 hearing aids at a net procurement of nearly $270 million (report generated from VA Denver Acquisition and Logistics Center [DALC] Remote Order Entry System [ROES]). Half of the hearing aids dispensed were to experienced hearing aid u...



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