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Welcome to the 2021 NHCA Virtual Conference Schedule, below you will find the schedule listed with 3 types of education sessions, Live Platform, Pre-recorded Platform and E-Poster Sessions. They will all be delivered a little differently so please take a little time to read the descriptions and understand how the conference will be laid out.

  • Live Platforms: NHCA is offering 7 live sessions with interactive Q&A and chat features over the two days of the live conference. If you are not able to watch these sessions live they will be recorded and playback will be available until March 19, 2021
  • ON DEMAND Pre-Recorded Platforms: There will be 28 pre-recorded sessions that will be released on the first day of the conference, these will be available to watch at your leisure and will be available until March 19, 2021. PLEASE NOTE: They are available longer than the 1-5 pm time on the schedule but we are not able to program them in like that!
  • ON DEMAND E-Poster Sessions: There will be 8 E-Poster sessions available to watch, each session is 15 minutes long and worth a quarter of a credit, in order to receive a full hour you will need to watch 4 poster sessions all the way through and complete and evaluation. These will be available as pre-recordings and will be available from the start of the conference until March 19, 2021
This means you have the opportunity for up to 19.0 CE credits at this years conference! (See ASHA AND AAA Brand Blocks below)

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Saturday, February 27 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Poster 7: The Influence of Tinnitus and Hearing Loss on the Functional Status of Military Service Members and Veterans

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Susan Griest
Kathleen Carlson
Jane Gordon
James Henry

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of tinnitus and hearing loss on the functional status (e.g., activity limitations and participation restrictions) of military Service members and Veterans.
Design: Service members and Veterans completed audiologic testing and self-report instruments assessing tinnitus, hearing loss, and functional status. We conducted multiple linear regression analyses using cross-sectional baseline data with functional health status as the dependent variable. The primary independent variables were tinnitus (yes/no) and average low (0.25-2 kHz), high (3-8 kHz), and extended-high (9-16 kHz) frequency hearing thresholds. Secondary independent variables were subjective tinnitus severity and subjective hearing difficulties. Each of the six independent variables of interest was modeled separately for Service members and Veterans.
Results: After controlling for potential confounders, presence of tinnitus, tinnitus severity, average low-frequency hearing thresholds, and subjective hearing difficulties were significantly (p

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Samantha Lewis

M. Samantha Lewis, Ph.D., is an associate professor and academic education lead in the School of Audiology at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. She also maintains an affiliation with the VA RR&D National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research and the VA Portland Health... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm CST