The American Academy of Audiology is now accepting proposals for the 2021 cycle of the Research Grants in Hearing and Balance Program.
Funded by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), this program awards research grants of up to $10,000 for a new investigator’s study and up to $5,000 for a study by a student investigator.
Also available through AAAF funding is one $2,500 stipend for a student summer research fellowship.
Additional funding support provided by the American Institute of Balance allows for one student investigator award for a vestibular study. The deadline for grant submissions is January 25, 2021.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in so many facets of our existence. It is disrupting the status quo and challenging previously held beliefs and systems. From the looks of it, AI’s application in the hearing health-care arena is present and growing. AI use in hearing aids, in particular, is garnering attention outside the field….
Electrical engineer Dr. Lichauan Liu of Northern Illinois University (NIU) has designed technology to prevent hearing loss in newborns who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). NICUs are noisy places. According to Almadhoob and Ohlsson (2020), sound levels in NICUs range from 7 dB to 120 dB and often exceed the maximum acceptable…