NCRAR Monthly Seminar Series - National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)
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NCRAR Monthly Seminar Series

NCRAR's monthly seminars are presented by renowned scientists from around the country.

All seminars take place 12-1 pm Pacific Time (unless otherwise noted) in VA Portland Health Care System, Building 104, P5 Conference Room. Most are also broadcast live via Teams and are available on DVD by request at

Click here for details on the upcoming seminar.
Click here for a list of past seminars and respective asynchronous content when available. 


January 14
Gabrielle Saunders, PhD, Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, University of Manchester, UK
Impacts of Face Coverings on Hearing and Communication
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February 11
Tara Zaugg, AuD, Research Audiologist/Investigator, NCRAR, Portland, Oregon
Providing Services for Tinnitus via Connected Care within VA
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March 11
Devin McCaslin, PhD, Department of Otorhyinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Applying Machine Learning to Manage and Assess Dizzy Patients: DizzyGuide
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April 8
Tim Hullar, MD, Research Investigator, NCRAR, Portland Oregon; Attending Surgeon, Division of Otolaryngology-HNS, VA Portland Healthcare System
Is that a Cholesteatoma, or what?
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May 13
Sadie Larsen, PhD, Clinical psychologist and researcher at the Milwaukee VA, Associate Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin; 
Elissa McCarthy, PhD, Clinical psychologist, National Center for PTSD Consultation Program, VA Connecticut Healthcare System;
Melissa Papesh, AuD, PhD, Research investigator, NCRAR
The Association between PTSD and Audiology: What to Know and How You Can Help
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June 10
Douglas Sladen, PhD, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Western Washington University
Benefits and Limitations of Cochlear Implants Among Patients with Single-Sided Deafness

July 8
Dennis Barbour, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington University, St. Louis
A path toward precision audiology: familiar and unfamiliar steps
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August 12
Melissa Papesh, AuD, PhD, Research investigator, NCRAR
Clinical Care for Veterans with Auditory Processing Concerns: Preliminary Data
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September - no seminar due to NCRAR Conference 9/29-10/1

Link to NCRAR conference details

October 14
Myles de Bastion
Virtual Worlds Made Accessible Beyond Sound

November 18*
Naomi Bramhall, PhD, Research Investigator, NCRAR
Understanding Cochlear Synaptopathy: From Animal Models to Veterans
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December 9
Eric Bielefeld, PhD, Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University 
Expanding our View of Ototoxicity as we Expand our Definition of Hearing Loss
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*3rd Thursday due to Veterans' Day holiday