Some hearing loss can be reversed through surgery or medication. In other cases, hearing loss is permanent, but can be reduced through the use of hearing aids. Though almost all people with hearing loss could be helped by hearing aids, only about one in five uses them. In addition, some Veterans score normally on hearing tests but have difficulty understanding speech. This condition, called central auditory processing disorder, is often associated with blast exposure.
VA researchers, engineers, and clinicians are studying ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat hearing loss. They are also addressing a wide range of technological, medical, rehabilitative, and social issues associated with tinnitus and blast exposure. VA supports designated research programs, the RR&D National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) in Portland, Ore., and the Auditory and Vestibular Dysfunction program in Mountain Home, TN. In these programs, researchers focus their attention exclusively on hearing loss and associated conditions.
KATIE WORKMAN - MOM’S GUIDE TO MEALTIME - FAMILY MEALTIME IDEAS THAT ARE ANYTHING BUT BORING!
KATIE WORKMAN is the author of Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook. She is also the founding editor in chief of Cookstr.com; a regular contributor to NPR; columnist for the Associated Press and Eating Well magazine, and a food writer whose articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Everyday with Rachael Ray, New York magazine, The Daily Beast, AARP.com, and many others. She also posts regularly on her blog, themom100.com. She sits on the board of City Harvest, New York’s leading food rescue nonprofit, and lives with her husband and two children in New York City.
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Rebecca Pearson, Americas Lubricants Marketing Manager, will tell you more about this new partnership, which is the largest ever in the motor oil category in the basketball league’s seventy-year history. Rebecca will also speak to what this means for the Mobil 1 brand and why she believes this new NBA/ExxonMobil team will allow her company to reach a younger, more culturally diverse consumer base.