Mountain Home Hearing and Balance Research Program
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Subject Recruitment Registry
Joining the Subject Recruitment Registry opens up opportunities to be recruited for multiple studies, plus you get your hearing tested!
The Hearing and Balance Research Program seeks to enhance the quality of life for Veterans with hearing and balance disorders. Our aims are to advance the knowledge of hearing and balance disorders & improve best clinic practices for the assessment and rehabilitation of hearing and balance function in Veterans.
We offer a clinical and hybrid fourth year Audiology externships. The hybrid externship allows students the opportunity to gain research experience with investigators as part of their fourth year training.
In the Spotlight
One of our principal investigators, Dr. Courtney Hall, has partnered with other researchers and software developers to evaluate an app for computers and tablets used for at-home vestibular rehab. This study intends to help adults suffering from dizziness by offering an easily accessible therapy program with instructional exercises meant to improve the quality of life.
Have you been exposed to noise? This could be from your work, hobbies, yard work, etc. We are looking for volunteers to help us explore the impact of prior noise exposure on the vestibular system. This study requires completion of a variety of tests, including, but not limited to: hearing tests, vestibular (inner ear balance) tests performed by a licensed audiologist, and gait and balance testing performed by a licensed physical therapist.