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National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

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Imbalance affects many Veterans of all ages, from young victims of traumatic brain injury to the elderly who live in fear of injuries from falling.  The NCRAR helps care for these Veterans by developing better diagnostic techniques and designing and testing new technologies for improving their symptoms. 

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  • Balance research - coming soon

NCRAR Balance investigators:
Timothy Hullar, MD
Robert Peterka, PhD

The 2021 NCRAR Conference "Vestibular Disorders: From Cause to Cure" is coming soon (September 29 - October 1click here for more information!

Key balance publications:
Peterka, R.J., Murchison, C.F., Parrington, L., Fino, P.C., King, L.A.: Implementation of a central sensorimotor integration test for characterization of human balance control during stance. Frontiers Neurology 9:1045, Dec 2018.

Parrington L, Jehu DA, Fino PC, Stuart S, Wilhelm J, Pettigrew N, Murchison CF, El-Gohary M, VanDerwalker J, Pearson S, Hullar T, Chesnutt JC, Peterka RJ, Horak FB, King LA. The Sensor Technology and Rehabilitative Timing (START) Protocol: A Randomized Controlled Trial for the Rehabilitation of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.  Phys Ther. 2020 Apr 17;100(4):687-697. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzaa007.]