The purpose of this contract is to 1) address the relationship between the presence of congenital CMV and long-term audiologic/otologic outcome, and 2) address the clinical validity and utility of CMV screening in the detection of permanent hearing impairment in the newborn, as well as the prediction of hearing impairment with onset during infancy or in the early years of life. The goals are to correlate CMV status at birth with the presence of permanent and/or progressive sensorineural hearing loss;to acquire information on the incidence, time course and audiologic outcomes of CMV related hearing loss;and to determine the extent to which CMV screening can improve detection and predictions of either existing or progressive hearing loss if combined with physiological metrics already in use for newborn hearing screening.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
N01DC50008-9-0-1
Application #
8544381
Study Section
Project Start
2005-07-01
Project End
2012-06-30
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$591,525
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Alabama Birmingham
Department
Type
DUNS #
063690705
City
Birmingham
State
AL
Country
United States
Zip Code
35294