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Chronic effects of exposure to high-intensity blasts: Results of tests of central auditory processing

Frederick J. Gallun, PhD, et al.

Recently blast-exposed patients have been found to perform abnormally on tests of central auditory processing. This report extends these results to Veterans who have been exposed to high-intensity blasts at least 4 yr prior to testing. Results indicated that this blast-exposed group, like those tested previously, was significantly more likely to perform in the abnormal range than was an age- and hearing-matched control group. This pattern of results suggests that auditory processing dysfunction may be a chronic effect of blast exposure even in the absence of significant peripheral hearing loss.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0313

Volume 53 Number 5, 2016
   Pages 705 — 720


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Gallun FJ, Lewis MS, Folmer RL, Hutter M, Papesh MA, Belding H, Leek MR. Chronic effects of exposure to high-intensity blasts: Results of tests of central auditory processing. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):705–20.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0313
ORCID: Frederick J. Gallun, PhD: 0000-0002-4145-2199; Melissa A. Papesh, PhD: 0000-0003-0853-3824
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