The central and peripheral auditory systems are both at serious risk of injury when exposed to a highintensity blast. A clear understanding of speech in the presence of background noise requires an auditory system functioning at all levels. Treatment options include low-gain hearing aids, remote microphone technology, and auditory-training regimens, but clinical evidence does not yet exist for recommending one or more of these options. Understanding the problems patients who have been exposed to high-intensity blasts experience and finding effective solutions is essential for improving the lives of veterans who have been exposed to high-intensity blasts during the course of their military service.
Volume 49 Number 7, 2012
Pages 1059 — 1074
This article and any supplemental material should be cited as follows:
Gallun FJ, Lewis MS, Folmer RL, Diedesch AC, Kubli LR, McDermott DJ, Walden TC, Fausti SA, Lew HL, Leek MR. Implications of blast exposure for central auditory function: A review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(7): 1059-74.
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