Sheila R. Pratt

Sheila R. Pratt

Sheila R. Pratt, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also has a research appointment in the Geriatric Research Education and Clinic Center (GRECC) in the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System.

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Blast Exposure and Auditory Processing

Auditory problems are the most common service-connected disability (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2019) and the fourth leading cause of medical referral for Veterans of the United States military (McIlwain et al, 2008). 

Topic(s): blast exposure, Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Noise, veterans