Dr. Brungart serves as Chief Scientist for the Audiology and Speech Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The ASC provides clinical care which includes audiology and speech/language pathology services in addition, research conducted in the Scientific and Clinical Studies Section of the ASC. The SCSS consists of audiologists, neuroscientists, speech pathologists, and engineers who conduct basic, applied and translational research focused on the development of improved methods to enhance the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of audiology and speech/language disorders across the lifespan. Current major research areas include: development of auditory fitness-for-duty standards (laboratory and real-world performance), evaluation of hearing loss prevalence in the armed services, development of functional measures of speech understanding/speech perception, validation of DoD hearing profile standards and laboratory and field trials of hearing protection.

Douglas.S.Brungart.civ [at] health.mil