Faith W. Akin, Ph.D. - Mountain Home Hearing and Balance Research Program
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Faith W. Akin, Ph.D.

423-926-1171 x7376
faith.akin@va.gov
PO Box 4000
Audiology (126)
James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
Mountain Home TN 37684

Current Appointments

Director, Vestibular/Balance Research Laboratory
Clinical Audiologist, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
Professor, Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, East Tennessee State University

Research Interests

Dr. Akin's research emphasis has been on the clinical use of otolith organ function to supplement the traditional vestibular test battery. Specifically, she and Dr. Murnane have examined cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential, the ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential, and the subjective visual vertical tests as tests of vestibular function. Currently, she is using tests of vestibular function and experimental imaging techniques to investigate the vestibular consequences of blast-related mild traumatic injury.


Current Funding

2016-20   

Merit Review. Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Effect of Noise Exposure on the Vestibular System
Role: Principal Investigator


 Past Funding

2016-17

Merit Review. Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Vestibular Rehabilitation and Otolith Dysfunction
Role: Co-Investigator

2014-17

Merit Review. Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium, Department of Defense/Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Otolith Dysfunction and Postural Stability
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

2014-17

Merit Review. Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Precision and Accuracy of the Video Head Impulse Test
Role: Co-Investigator

2014-16

Career Development Award. Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Evaluation and Management of Veterans with Dizziness
Role: Mentor

2011-16

Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP). Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs 
Auditory Vestibular Research Enhancement Award Program
Role: Principal Investigator

2012-15

Career Development Award. Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Vestibular rehabilitation and dizziness in geriatric patients            
Role: Co-Investigator

2010-15

Merit Review. Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Vestibular consequences of blast-related mild traumatic brain injury
Role: Principal Investigator

2009-12

Merit Review. Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Clinical Utility of Subjective Visual Vertical in Vestibular Assessment
Role: Principal Investigator

2008-11

Merit Review. Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials
Role: Co-investigator

2006-11 
                  

Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP). Rehabilitation, Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Auditory Vestibular Dysfunction Research Enhancement Award Program
Role: Co-investigator

 
 
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