Last updated on May 2018

Testing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in Diverse Athletic Groups

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Brain Injury
  • Age: Between 18 - 90 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Participants from 18 - 90 years of age who participate in all amateur athletics at the University of Miami to include all levels of sports whether National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or Club. Initial recruitment will include high intensity sports, including but not limited to Men's football, Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Volleyball, Men's Baseball and Women's Softball, and Club sports to include Men's and Women's Lacrosse, Hockey, Rugby, and Field Hockey).
  2. Participants from 18-90 years of age who are or have been engaged in Olympic level competitions as an active participant or team member.
  3. Participants from 18-90 years of age who are engaged in professional sports as an active participant or formerly as a team member. Initial recruitment will include all motor sports, ice and field hockey, football, soccer, basketball, and rugby.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of brain injury resulting from a penetrating wound to the head.
  2. Presence of aphasia and/or inability to give informed consent for participation
  3. History of diagnosed neuropsychiatric disorders
  4. Documented neurodegenerative disorders
  5. Prior disorders of hearing and balance including:
  6. Meniere's disease
  7. Multiple sclerosis
  8. Vestibular neuritis
  9. Vestibular schwannoma
  10. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss
  11. Cerebrovascular disorders
  12. History of ear operation other than myringotomy tube in the past
  13. Systemic disorders: e.g. chronic renal failure, cirrhosis of the liver, etc.
  14. Presence of intra-cranial structural findings on imaging studies
  15. Prisoners

Recruitment Status: Open

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