Could We Use Resting-state fMRI to Measure the Efficacy of Tinnitus Interventions?

Research Paper Title Replicability of Neural and Behavioral Measures of Tinnitus Handicap in Civilian and Military Populations: Preliminary Results. Background In the past decade, resting-state functional connectivity, acquired using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), has emerged as a popular measure of tinnitus, especially as related to self-reported handicap or psychological reaction. The goal of this… Read More

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What is the Effect of Hearing-Protection Devices on Auditory Situational Awareness & Listening Effort?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Hearing-Protection Devices on Auditory Situational Awareness and Listening Effort. Background Hearing-protection devices (HPDs) are made available, and often are required, for industrial use as well as military training exercises and operational duties. However, these devices often are disliked, and consequently not worn, in part because they compromise situational awareness… Read More

A Preliminary Study of Hearing Protection & Non-impact, Blast-induced Concussion in US Military Personnel.

Research Paper Title Preliminary study of hearing protection and non-impact, blast-induced concussion in US military personnel. Background To examine the relationship between hearing protection and non-impact, blast-induced concussion in US military personnel. This was a retrospective cohort study. Methods A total of 501 US service members from the Expeditionary Medical Encounter Database with hearing protection… Read More

Pardon … Does Diving Affect the Hearing of Asian Military Divers?

Research Paper Title Does diving affect the hearing of Asian military divers? A study in the Republic of Singapore Navy. Background This study examined whether military diving during a National Serviceman’s two-year term of service affected his hearing threshold levels. Methods A retrospective cohort study was designed to examine the hearing thresholds of divers (mean… Read More

British Armed Forces & the Incidence of Hearing Loss

As at 01 October 2017, there were 137, 280 currently serving British armed forces personnel, of which: 2,450 (1.8%) had impaired hearing (H3), of which 337 also had a code for noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) recorded on their medical record. 373 (<1%) had poor hearing (H4), of which 33 also had a code for… Read More

Dosimetry, Hearing Loss & Tactical Environments

Research Paper Title Noise dosimetry for tactical environments. Abstract Noise exposure and the subsequent hearing loss are well documented aspects of military life. Numerous studies have indicated high rates of noise-induced hearing injury (NIHI) in active-duty service men and women, and recent statistics from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicate a population of veterans… Read More