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NIH: Limited Competition for the Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS) (U01) PAR-15-355

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invites applications to renew an ongoing NIDCD-supported cooperative agreement, the Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS). This study will allow continued assessment of preventable risk factors for hearing loss in two large, ongoing, longitudinal cohort studies, the Nurses' Health Studies I and II. The continued assessment will utilize the questionnaires developed for the Hearing Supplemental Study and, also, will include repeat audiological exams at follow-up visits three years after the baseline hearing exams to assess incident hearing loss for a subsample (n=3,700) of eligible nurses without hearing loss or only minimal hearing loss initially.

USC may only submit one application in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by October 12, 2015. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

NIH indicates that a Letter of Intent is due November 3, 2015 and a full proposal by December 3, 2015. For more information:

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