Participants

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Our success depends on your participation. Through the generous contribution of our research participants, we are able to discover, diagnose, evaluate, and invent. See the Participant Journey page to learn more about participating as a research subject! Below are the projects we are currently recruiting for. Email assl@usf.edu or call (813) 974-4148 for enrollment information.

Project: "Characterizing Central Auditory Dysfunction [NIH R01]"

Eligibility: Adults 18 years or older with normal hearing
Goal: Develop novel and efficient tests for clinical diagnosis of auditory dysfunction
Contact Info: Mention the "EMR01 Hearing Study."
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Project: "Voice Quality Perception [NIH R01]"

Eligibility: Adults 18 years and older with normal hearing
Goal: To develop novel methods for quantifying voice quality in patients with laryngeal disorders
Contact Info: Mention the "Voice Quality Study."
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Project: "Neural Bases of Age-related Hearing Loss [NIH P01]"

Eligibility: Adults 18 years and older with or without hearing loss
Goal: Understand how hearing, speech perception, and listening in noise change with age. We are also investigating how the brain changes with different auditory inputs and the possibility of a hormonal correlation with hearing loss.
Contact Info: Mention the "P01 Aging Study."

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Project: Tinnitus [Internal]

Eligibility: Adults 18 years and older with constant tinnitus
Goal: Understand tinnitus, how the brain responds to tinnitus, and discover possible treatments.
Contact Info: Mention the "Tinnitus Study."


Project: Laboratory Comparison: Premium Hearing Aid & PSAP [Industry]

Eligibility: Adults 18 years and older who are experienced hearing aid users
Goal: Provide a comparison of speech understanding and sound quality of amplification devices.
Contact Info: Mention the "PSAP Study."


Project: Mobile Application for Aural Rehabilitation [Industry]

Eligibility: Adult veterans 21-38 years of age with recent military service
Goal: Develop and evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of an app-based treatment approach for tinnitus and understanding speech in noise.
Contact Info: Mention the "Mobile App Study."


Project: Binaural Hearing Systems [Industry]

Eligibility: Adults 18 years and older with or without hearing loss; Adults who are experienced behind-the-ear hearing aid users
Goal: Understand existing technology and gather information to improve technologies that aid binaural hearing in difficult listening environments.
Contact Info: Mention the "Binaural Hearing Study."


Project: Improving Hearing Aid Fittings [Industry S44]

Eligibility: Adults 18 years and older without hearing loss
Goal: Evaluate and improve hearing aid fitting procedures based on real-time speech perception performance.
Contact Info: Mention the "Hearing Aid Fitting Study."


Project: Hyperacusis Intervention [NIH R21]

Eligibility: Adults 18 years and older with moderate to severe hyperacusis (intolerance of loud sounds)
Goal: Evaluate a novel treatment for hyperacusis.
Contact Info: Mention the "Hyperacusis Study."