OHSU

IRB #

IRB00006069

Title

Optimization of Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids

Principal Investigator

Lina Reiss

Study Purpose

Our laboratory aims to find ways to improve speech and music perception in people with hearing loss who use cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. The purpose of the current study is to measure how pitch is fused between the ears, and how this is affected by experience with hearing loss, hearing aids, or cochlear implants.

Medical Condition(s)

Pitch perception, speech perception

Eligibility Criteria

- Adults between 18-85 years of age
- moderate, severe, or profound hearing loss in both ears
- sensorineural, not conductive hearing loss

Age Range

2 - 99

Healthy Volunteers Needed

Yes

Duration of Participation

This study will take a total of 8-12 hours, divided into two to four sessions of 2-4 hours per session. These can be combined into fewer, longer visits if preferred.

Minors Included

Yes

Contact

Antonia Burkhardt, burkhara@ohsu.edu or 4-5868, or Lina Reiss, reiss@ohsu.edu

Sponsor

National Institutes of Health

Recruitment End

06/30/2015

Compensation Provided

Yes

Compensation

You will be compensate $15 per hour for your time, plus travel mileage ($0.25/mile) and parking if applicable.


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