Awards Ear, Hearing and Vestibular

$10 million to study noise-induced hearing loss

Department of Otolaryngology Chair Craig Buchman, MD, works with resident Paul Zolkind, MD, to replace a cochlear implant in a patient at the Center for Advanced Medicine on February 19, 2019. Buchman and colleagues have an Army grant to test whether an anti-seizure drug used to treat epilepsy could prevent hearing loss. MATT MILLER/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received $10.5 million from the Department of the Army to investigate whether an anti-seizure drug can prevent noise-induced hearing loss when given several hours before exposure to extremely loud noise.


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