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National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)


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NCRAR's research focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and rehabilitation of auditory system disorders.

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The NCRAR contributes to the VA's mission to recruit, mentor and train the next generation of clinicians and clinical researchers.

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NCRAR provides information to Veterans and the public about hearing conservation, how to prevent further hearing loss and how to manage tinnitus.

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National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

NCRAR's mission is to improve the quality of life of Veterans and others with hearing and balance problems through clinical research, technology development, and education that leads to better patient care.

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In the NewsIn the News

NCRAR's Dr. Gallun and his research were recently featured in an article about hearing-impaired local researchers leading the charge in in hearing research.

...A Portland-based expert in auditory perception, Gallun is working on making a series of hearing tests available to audiologists in clinics so they can better diagnose their patients. The tests exist now only in laboratories. One of the experiments tests how well people can single out speech in a noisy environment.

Gallun fails every time.

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Monthly SeminarsMonthly Seminars

NCRAR hosts monthly seminars feature renowned scientists from around the world.
All seminars take place 12-1 pm Pacific Time in PVAMC Building 101, Room 109. Most are also broadcast live via v-tel to other VA facilities and are available on DVD by request from

Click here for a list of upcoming seminars.

NCRAR ConferenceNCRAR Conference

The NCRAR hosts an international conference every two years in Portland, Oregon, bringing together clinical researchers and practicing audiologists in an interactive format with the goal of translating research findings into practice.

The next conference will be held October 4-6, 2017, and the topic is Translating Tinnitus Research Findings into Clinical Practice. For presentation topic areas and more details, click here.

Check back regularly for more information as it becomes available. 

To find out more about past conferences, click here.

Tinnitus Information/Q&A Session for Patients Thursday 9/15 at VA Portland Health Care System

VA tinnitus researchers Candice Manning, PhD, Leslie Grush, AuD, and James Henry, PhD will give a short, patient-friendly presentation on tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and treatment options. This event is appropriate for tinnitus patients and anyone interested in learning more about tinnitus.

This meeting will include:

  • Basic information on tinnitus
  • Treatment methods: which are supported by scientific evidence and which are not
  • Question and answer period


Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Location: NCRAR - Portland VA Medical Center, Building 104, Level P5, Room P5F-154 (Building 104 is across the street from the main hospital. Follow the signs to the Primary Care Clinic and take the elevator down to P5.)

For directions or more information, please contact Leslie at 503-220-8262 ext. 56446.

  • Registration is not required to attend.
  • This meeting is open to all (Veterans and non-Veterans)
  • Sponsored by the NCRAR.

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