Optimization of Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids
The goal of this research is to study how children combine sounds between the two ears, and how this may explain some of the variability in speech and music perception abilities for children with hearing loss. We are also studying how age and development in children affects how sounds are combined between ears.
Pitch perception, binaural integration
Children will qualify for the study if they are 6-8 years of age, and have either:
1) Normal hearing
2) Moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears, and
a) wear hearing aids in both ears, or
b) wear a hearing aid in one ear and a cochlear implant in the other ear, or
c) wear cochlear implants in both ears.
2 - 99
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
In this study, we will evaluate children annually during development, with repeat testing once a year for five years. The time commitment each year is a total of 5-6 hours, which can be divided into up to five shorter sessions of 1-2.5 hours per session.
Gem Stark firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-494-2996
Lina Reiss, Ph.D. email@example.com or 503-494-5868.
National Institutes of Health
Compensation will be provided for your child’s time ($10+/hour), transportation costs ($0.25/mile), and parking.