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Mountain Home Hearing and Balance Research Program

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Owen Murnane, Ph.D.

423-926-1171 x7632
Owen.Murnane@va.gov
PO Box 4000
Audiology (126)
James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
Mountain Home TN 37684

Current Appointments

Principal Investigator, Vestibular/Balance Laboratory
Associate Chief of Staff – Research, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
Clinical Audiologist, Audiology, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
Professor, Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, East Tennessee State University

Research Interests

Dr. Murnane's research within the laboratory has focused on clinical applications of measures of human auditory vestibular physiology. Much of Drs. Murnane and Akin's work over the last decade has focused on ocular and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials. Currently, Dr. Murnane continues to study aging effects of the ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials as well as research studying the response characteristics of the video head impulse test and the clinical application of the video head impulse test.

Current Funding

2014-17

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

2011-16 

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

Past Funding

2009-12       

Merit review. Rehabilitation Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs
Clinical Utility of Subjective Visual Vertical in Vestibular Assessment
Role: Co-investigator

2008-11

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