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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Evaluation of noise-induced injury and restorative agents in the vestibular periphery
Principal Investigator:

Courtney E Stewart

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: February 2020 - January 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $165,209
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Clinical reports suggest a link between noise-induced hearing loss and balance disorders in Veterans (Akin et al., 2012), but the structural and physiological basis for this linkage is not well understood. Furthermore, animal models which provide a mechanistic basis connecting noise-induced vestibular dysfunction and fall risk are limited. The vestibular system plays a critical role in detection of head movements and orientation with respect to gravity and is essential for normal postural contro...

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