This course will provide an overview, rationale for, and some initial cross-sectional data from the Noise Outcomes in Servicemembers Epidemiology (NOISE) Study. The NOISE Study is an ongoing longitudinal epidemiological study exploring risk factors for tinnitus and hearing loss by individuals who have served in the military.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 31602, "Current Topics in Noise Induced Hearing Loss: Selections from the 11th Annual AudiologyOnline Series." Course 31602 contains recordings of all three events from our 2018 series on Noise Induced Hearing Loss. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 31602.
Course created on June 20, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to describe potential risk factors for tinnitus and hearing loss by individuals who have served in the military.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a new self-report instrument to screen for tinnitus.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a new self-report questionnaire for capturing noise and solvent exposures by individuals who have served in the military.
|5-20 Minutes||Review of literature/rationale for study|
|20-40 Minutes||Overview of study, including review of two new self-report instruments|
|40-55 Minutes||Review of preliminary data|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
M. Samantha Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor, Pacific University
M. Samantha Lewis, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Audiology at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. She also maintains appointments with the Veterans Affairs (VA) Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D) National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) at the VA Portland Health Care System and with the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University. Both of these institutions are located in Portland, Oregon.
Prior to joining the School of Audiology at Pacific University, M. Samantha Lewis, PhD, enjoyed an almost 15-year career in auditory research at the VA RR&D NCRAR. She’s been involved with the Noise Outcomes in Servicemembers Epidemiology (NOISE) Study since its inception. The NOISE Study began as a Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award (#PR121146) and is now funded via a Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program Award (#JW160036). It is worth noting that Dr. Lewis also served as a co-investigator on two VA RR&D Merit Review grants exploring the relationship between blast exposure and performance on measures of central auditory function (#B5067R; #C7755-1). She’s also been involved with the VA/DoD (C)APD Working Group.
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