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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Physiological Assessment of Auditory Processing Disorders in TBI
Principal Investigator:

Melissa Papesh

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $223,385
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) stemming from exposure to high-intensity blasts is one of the most prevalent injuries sustained by Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recent research indicates that many of these Veterans can suffer from chronic difficulties processing auditory information in spite of normal hearing thresholds. Some of the most commonly reported problems include difficulty with speech in noisy or distracting environments, problems with long runni...

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