RESEARCH SUBJECTS with a COCHLEAR IMPLANT

If you are an adult or child (8 to 17 years old) who wears a cochlear implant you might be eligible to participate in ongoing research in the Dr. Arenberg's Cochlear Implant Psychophysics Laboratory. Study participation includes multiple visits to the laboratory over a 6 month period. Each visit typically lasts about 2 to 3 hours. You would listen to some sounds and make judgments about them, as well as identifying speech sounds in quiet and in background noise. 

The goals of the study are to determine if there is a way for cochlear implants to deliver music and speech better, to compare responses in children to adults, and to improve how cochlear implants are fit to individuals. Although there may be no direct benefit to you from participating in this study, the results may lead to improved cochlear implant design and improved speech processing strategies for future cochlear implants.

 

RESEARCH SUBJECTS with NORMAL HEARING

If you are an adult or child (8 to 17 years old) who has normal hearing you might be eligible to participate in ongoing research in Dr. Arenberg's Cochlear Implant Psychophysics Laboratory. Study participation includes up to 2 visits at the University of Washington Speech & Hearing Sciences Lab. Each visit typically lasts up to 2 hours. You would listen to some sounds and make judgments about them, as well as identifying speech sounds in quiet and in background noise. 

The goals of this study are to improve our understanding of hearing and how it develops, to compare responses in children to adults, and to improve how cochlear implants are fit to individuals.

You/your child will receive $15 for each hour of participation. In addition, we will reimburse parking and travel. Payment by check after each complete session. 

 

Participation in this study is voluntary - there is no obligation to participate or complete this study. 

To learn more about this study please contact: 
    Julie G. Arenberg (Bierer), Ph.D. 
    (206) 543-6640 
    jbierer@u.washington.edu
    (I cannot ensure the confidentiality of information sent via e-mail)