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.

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."

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."

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."

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."