Development and Assessment of a Spanish-Language Toolkit for Hearing Loss Self-Management (Aim 2)

Eligibility: Participants must be Spanish-speaking adults, 50 years of age or older, who self-identify as having a Hispanic/Latino/LatinX background.

Goal: To develop hearing loss self-management materials for Spanish-speakers, and then to assess their benefit. 

Contact Information: USF ARCT lab phone at 813-974-1262 or email us at; Mention the "Spanish Toolkit Study". 


Principal Investigator: Michelle Arnold, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A


BullsIRB Approved Study Number: 000459 


Study Overview: Researchers at the Auditory Rehabilitation and Clinical Trials Laboratory (ARCT Lab) within the Department of Otolaryngology are conducting a research study to evaluate and develop Spanish-language educational materials for hearing loss. The researchers are seeking Spanish speaking participants, aged 50 or older, who identify as having a Hispanic/Latino/LatinX background. The study’s first aim was to identify the topics Spanish speakers think should go into these materials. The second aim, that is currently being evaluated, is to find out if people who speak Spanish have a better understanding of hearing loss after receiving these materials. The study will take place over 2 visits, approximately 4-6 hours in total. Qualified candidates will be compensated for their participation in the study, and there will be no cost to the participant or the participant’s insurance company.