Research Study - Adult Cochlear Implant Users

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Research Study - Adult Cochlear Implant Users

Wed, 11/06/2013

RESEARCH STUDY ON THE BENEFITS OF POST-IMPLANTATION TRAINING INVITES ADULT COCHLEAR IMPLANT USERS TO PARTICIPATE

WHAT IS THE STUDY’S PURPOSE?
This study is looking at the effectiveness of training for adults who have received cochlear implants. Specifically, we will assess two training programs to determine whether they can improve understanding of speech and communication in daily life. Participating in this study may improve your communication ability, further knowledge in this area, and determine the best training method for cochlear implant users.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? LIMITED ENROLLMENT
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You have had your cochlear implant between 3 months and 3 years
  • You are fluent in English

WHEN AND WHERE?
Participation will require 8 weekly visits (90 minutes each) scheduled at your convenience. There will be two follow-up visits; one at 2 months and one at 6 months following the last training session (also running 90 minutes each).

Training sessions are now available at several locations including:

*Gallaudet and George Washington University in Washington DC

*Univ. of Maryland- College Park, Hearing and Speech Agency-Baltimore, &

*Hearing Loss Association of America’s office in Bethesda, Maryland.

TO ENROLL IN THIS STUDY:
Please contact: Claire Bernstein, PhD
Phone: 202-448-7204
CITrainingStudy@hearingresearch.org

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards at Gallaudet and George Washington University. Identifying information will be kept confidential.