The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA's) National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) conducts research into hearing and vestibular issues (balance and orientation problems). NCRAR researchers also train and mentor new scientists, disseminate information to clinicians who assess and treat veterans, and provide educational resources to veterans and community members. Much of NCRAR's research focuses on tinnitus, commonly called ringing in the ears. Also, NCRAR examines types and causes of hearing difficulties in veterans, including age-related hearing loss, ototoxicity (hearing loss caused by medication), and sensory processing problems resulting from blast exposure. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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