Research

Participate in Our Research

Our success depends on your participation. Through the generous contribution of our research participants, we are able to discover, diagnose, evaluate, and invent. See below to learn more about participating in a study in a CSD-affiliated laboratory.

ACHIEVE - Hearing, Cognition, and Hearing Evaluation in Elders- Feasibility

Eligibility: Adults ages 70-84 with sensorineural hearing loss.
Goal: To determine the feasibility of delivering a best practices hearing rehabilitative intervention protocol with older adults with hearing loss.
Contact Info: Auditory Rehabilitation & Clinical Trials (ARCT) Laboratory; Email: arctlab@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.1262; Mention the "ACHIEVE Study."

Application of Health Behavior Models to Predict Hearing Healthcare Outcomes

Eligibility: Adults greater than 50 years old who fail a hearing screening in the community.
Goal: To better understand the relationship between an adult's hearing health care behaviors and his/her attitudes and beliefs about hearing healthcare and readiness for behavior change.
Contact Info: Auditory Rehabilitation & Clinical Trials (ARCT) Laboratory; Email: arctlab@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.1262; Mention the "Health Behavior Model Study."

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: Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory; Email: assl@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.4148; Mention the "Binaural Hearing Study"

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: Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory; Email: assl@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.4148; Mention the "EMR01 Hearing Study."

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: Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory; Email: assl@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.4148; Mention the "Hyperacusis Study."

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: Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory; Email: assl@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.4148; Mention the "Hearing Aid Fitting Study."

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: Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory; Email: assl@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.4148; Mention the "PSAP Study."

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: Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory; Email: assl@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.4148; Mention the "Mobile App Study."

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: Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory; Email: assl@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.4148; Mention the "P01 Aging Study."

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: Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory; Email: assl@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.4148; Mention the "Tinnitus Study."

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: Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory; Email: assl@usf.edu; Phone: 813.974.4148; Mention the "Voice Quality Study."