Agencies, Organizations, Universities and others are often looking for participation of families and professionals for current research and survey projects. Each opportunity listed below has contact information if you would like to participate. Please contact the specific entity that is sponsoring each research/survey opportunity if you would like more information.
For information on submitting your project for inclusion on this page please read our Submittal Request Sheet.
|DATES||NAME OF OPPORTUNITY||TARGET POPULATION|
|Thru August 2018||The Hearing Impact Project (HIP)||Nationwide|
|Thru July 2021||Families & Hearing Study||Ohio|
|Thru December 2018||Interviews with parents of children with cochlear implants
Research from Utah State University to better understand the successes and challenges that parents who chose cochlear implantation for their children face throughout their lives.
|May 25 - July 31, 2018||Caregivers’ beliefs, knowledge, confidence and actions related to the hearing loss of their infants and toddlers||Nationwide|
|October 2017-June 2018||Hearing Families with Deaf Children: Learning American Sign Language||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||Parent Child Interaction therapy for hearing parents and deaf children||Washington, D.C. and vicinity|
|Thru 8/31/2019||Therapy After Cochlear Implants Using Telemedicine - T∙A∙C∙I∙T||Colorado|
|Ongoing||Towards the Content Validity of the Educational Interpreter Roles and Responsibilities (EIRR) Checklist||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||Binaural pitch fusion in children with cochlear implants and hearing aids||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||The Looking Game: Children’s Social Play, Language Development, and Eye Contact with Adults.||Seattle, WA and surrounding areas- Other national locations in future|
|Ongoing||Language Development in Children with Hearing Loss||Chicago, IL and surrounding areas|
|Ongoing||Research Volunteers Needed for a Study at the University of Chicago Medical Center!||Chicagoland Area|
|Ongoing||National Early Childhood Assessment Project (NECAP – “kneecap”)||AZ, CA, ID, WY, ME, TX, IN, CO, OR, WI, MN|
|Ongoing||Science of Learning Center on Visual Languages and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||Survey On FM Use For Children With Hearing Loss||Nationwide|
Researchers at Utah State University are distributing a survey to parents of children with hearing loss that explores the impact of hearing loss in their children's lives. Results of this study will help to understand how hearing loss impacts children across multiple domains of life and will be used to inform audiologists of ways to improve parent-practitioner communication to enhance optimal outcomes for hearing care and, ultimately, quality of life. Participants will have an option to enter a drawing to win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards upon completing the survey. If interested, participants are invited to click this link (http://www.usuaudiology.com/survey-p) to complete the 15-minute survey. Questions about this study may be directed to:
Karen Muñoz, EdD
Professor, Interim Department Head
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
Utah State University
(435) 797-3701 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The enormous variability in developmental outcomes of children with hearing loss is a significant clinical problem. Research efforts to account for individual differences that focus almost exclusively on hearing loss- or child-related factors are a critical barrier to progress in the field of pediatric audiology. In this 5-year project (funded by the NIH-NIDCD #DC014956), we are examining the influence of family dynamics on spoken language and executive function outcomes in children with hearing loss.
Who we are recruiting and what is involved:
The Developmental Speech Lab at The Ohio State University and the DeVault Otologic Research Lab at the Indiana University School of Medicine are jointly recruiting families of children age 3-8 years, who have an English-speaking parent and who wear hearing aids or cochlear implants OR have typical hearing and language development.
Help us learn more about the contribution of family environment to developmental outcomes in children.
Caregivers complete questionnaires. Caregivers and children participate in games and exercises involving language and thinking. All sessions happen in the home with two clinical researchers from Ohio State or the Indiana University School of Medicine. Families participate in 3 sessions over the next 2 years, at their convenience.
Participants receive up to $625 in gift cards.
For more information in or near Ohio, contact The Developmental Speech lab at 614-688-2235 or email@example.com
For more information in or near Indiana, contact the DeVault Otologic Research Lab at 317-274-4915 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are inviting parents of children with cochlear implants to participate in a research study looking their experiences with hearing loss. Specifically, we are interested in better understanding the successes and challenges that parents who chose cochlear implantation for their children face throughout their lives. As a first step towards understanding, we are gathering stories from parents of children who received their cochlear implants no later than 2 years of age, have used their cochlear implants at least 6 months, and are no older than 6 years.
If you would be interested in sharing your experiences and helping with our research study, you would first complete a quick, online survey. Then we would arrange for a time for you complete an interview over the phone with a member of our Spoken Language Processing Lab on Utah State University’s campus.
Parents will be compensated $25 via an Amazon gift card for completing the survey and interview. If you are interested in participating contact our lab at 435-797-5748 or at email@example.com.
We hope that you are interested in helping us learn more about the experiences of parents who chose cochlear implantation for their children. Please feel free to share this information with other families you know that might be interested in helping us out with our research project, IRB #8622. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Communication Development Lab at Boys Town National Research Hospital is recruiting caregivers of children 36 months of age or younger with hearing aids or cochlear implants to complete an online survey to help us understand how caregivers' beliefs, knowledge, confidence, and actions are related to their children's language skills and use of hearing devices.
We'd greatly appreciate it if you'd consider taking the survey (https://is.gd/CDLab).
You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire to provide information about you and your child. The questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will be asked to upload or e-mail us a copy of your child’s audiogram or ABR report.
Families receive a $15 Target gift card for their time. Everything can be done via the web. This project was approved by the Institutional Review Board at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Please contact us (CDLab@boystown.org) if you have questions!
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Dr. Julie Mitchiner from Gallaudet University, and Dr. Amy Lieberman, from Boston University, invite hearing families with deaf children (ages 3 to 18 years old) who are learning ASL to participate in an online survey. We hope to learn about hearing families' experiences learning ASL-especially what was successful and what challenges families faced. We hope to use the findings from our research to develop programs to help families learn ASL. Our study involves an online survey and an optional follow-up interview. We hope you will consider participating in our study! Please click on the link below to participate.
La Dra. Julie Mitchiner de Gallaudet University, y la Dra. Amy Lieberman, de Boston University, invitan a las familias oyentes con niños sordos (de 3 a 18 años de edad) y que están aprendiendo señas para participar en una encuesta en línea. Esperamos aprender sobre las experiencias de las familias oyentes que estan aprendiendo ASL, especialmente, las experiencias exitosas y los desafíos que las familias han enfrentado . Esperamos utilizar los resultados de nuestra investigación para crear programas que ayuden a las familias a aprender ASL. Nuestro estudio incluye una encuesta en línea y una entrevista siguiente que es opcional. ¡Esperamos que consideren participar en nuestro estudio! Por favor, haga clic en el enlace para participar.
PCIT is an empirically-supported treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that focus on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship. Treatment lasts a minimum of 12 weeks.
If you are interested in learning more about PCIT to see if your family qualifies please contact Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org
These services will be offered at no charge to families who are willing to commit to the program. The sessions are held weekly at Gallaudet University and are supervised by licensed psychologist.
This research has been approved by Gallaudet University’s Institutional Review Board. If you would like to receive PCIT services for you and your family, please contact me at Danielle.email@example.com.
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Research from the University of Colorado Denver evaluating telemedicine as a means of providing therapy to children with cochlear implants.
What are the goals of the T∙A∙C∙I∙T study?
What is involved in study participation?
How do I know if my family qualifies?
How do I get involved?
Principle Investigators: Jim Grigsby, PhD and Anu Sharma, PhD. The T∙A∙C∙I∙T study is funded by the National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: 1U01DC013529
Participants needed By George Washington University Researchers
Hello! We are researchers from the George Washington University Cochlear Implant Communication Lab located in Washington, D.C. The goal of our research is to better understand how young, deaf children with cochlear implants and/or hearing aids develop their speaking and listening abilities. We are currently obtaining data on both hearing children and those with cochlear implants. Our research will investigate characteristics of language, sound production, voice, rhythm, and inflections during various speaking tasks.
We are looking for participants with normal hearing, hearing aids, or cochlear implants who exhibit reliance on spoken English in the home and who meet the following criteria:
What is involved if my child participates?
Following completion of data collection:
If you have questions or are interested in participating in this study please contact:
James Mahshie, Ph.D.
Professor, George Washington University
Sangsook Choi, Ph.D.
2115 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-3195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: To examine the content validity of the EIRR Guiding Checklist, a tool devised to assist the IEP Team in determining and documenting the required roles and responsibilities of the Educational Interpreter based on individualized student needs.
Eligible Participants: Expert Stakeholders who currently and/or have previously held state-level certification in educating students with hearing loss and at least three years working with educational interpreters
Recruiting from: anywhere in the United States. (Communication and interviews are conducted online.) Addendums: Consent Form (PDF attachment)
I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study exploring the content validity of the Educational Interpreter Roles and Responsibilities (EIRR) Guiding Checklist, which is used to guide the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team in determining and documenting the roles and responsibilities of an educational interpreter based on the needs of the individual student.
Research Study Information
The Educational Interpreter Roles and Responsibilities (EIRR) Checklist was developed approximately five years ago and has been revised based on an extensive review of the literature. In order to potentially expand the use of the EIRR Guiding Checklist to other educational programs, content validity must be examined. In order to move towards validation, I am seeking expert participants who are certified in the education of students with hearing loss, who also have at least three years supervising and/or training educational interpreters at the school-, district- or state-level. You have been invited to participate in this research study because you have been identified by colleagues through professional networks as potentially meeting the inclusion requirements. Your input would be significant in determining the validity of this instrument.
Should you wish to participate in this study, you will be asked to review and submit comments on the EIRR Guiding Checklist and participate in a 60 minute interview, with a follow up opportunity for comments. Completion of the EIRR Checklist review activities should take approximately 30 to 60 minutes. Following submission of your written feedback via e-mail, the researcher will set up a date and time to interview you using video conferencing software such as Skype or FaceTime at your convenience. This interview, regarding your suggestions and feedback, should last approximately 60 minutes, and will be audio and video recorded for transcription purposes. To ensure accessibility for all potential participants, including those who may use American Sign Language, both audio (voice) and video will be recorded during the interview. You may still participate in the study even if you elect not to have your voice and/or video recorded. Confidentiality will be maintained by use of a pseudonym throughout the duration of the study, in recorded interviews, and digital documents. Upon completion of the study, personal identifying contact information will be destroyed unless permission is given to be contacted in regard to potential future studies. Approximately one week following the completion of the interview, you will have the opportunity to review the transcription of your interview and provide any clarifying comments to the researcher.
Should you wish to participate in this study, please complete and sign the attached consent form, and e-mail it as an attachment to Kristen.email@example.com. I also invite you to please share this invitation with others who may meet the inclusion criteria and be interested in participating.
Your time and consideration are sincerely appreciated!
Questions and Concerns
Kristen Smith, a doctoral student at Texas Tech University, is conducting the research for this dissertation study, under the direction of Dr. Nora Griffin-Shirley, the Principal Investigator. Dr. Nora Griffin-Shirley will answer any questions you have about the study. You can reach Dr. Nora Griffin-Shirley at 806-834-0225 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can also be directed to:
The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)
Office of the Vice President for Research
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409
The goal of our research is to understand how children who wear hearing aids, cochlear implants, or a hearing aid and a cochlear implant combine sounds between the two ears, and how this may explain some of the variability in speech and music perception abilities. We are also studying how age and development in children affect how sounds are combined between the ears.
Your child will be paid $15-$25 per hour for the study, plus travel and overnight costs, as applicable. More information about the study is available online at http://www.ohsu.edu/cihalab.
If your child would like to participate in this study or you would like more information, please contact:
Lina A.J. Reiss, Ph.D.
This study is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Is your child deaf or hard of hearing?
Participate in our study!
We are looking for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to play during a Looking-Game Study. We want to learn about children’s social play, language development, and eye contact with adults. Parents can learn about related research discoveries. Children play with researchers and toys. Parents are with their child for the whole visit. Paperwork for parents is in English. Participation is completely voluntary.
Involves a one time, one hour visit to the University of Washington. Parents will be compensated for travel and parking expenses. The child will receive a thank you gift for participating in our study.
Child may be eligible to participate if:
All children will receive at no cost to you:
Participants will be randomly chosen to receive either parent training and monthly language check-ups OR monthly language check-ups only.
Only children assigned to the parent training intervention group will receive:
Megan Roberts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
This study is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Dr. Suskind and her research team at the University of Chicago Medical Center are interested in learning more about toddler sound environments. As part of this study, you will complete recordings of your child’s sound environment and the research team will analyze the recordings using special software. Information gathered will help find ways to improve children’s sound environments and help them reach their potential!
You and your child may qualify if:
Hands & Voices is pleased to announce it’s Partnership with the:
Principal Investigator: Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator: Allison Sedey, Ph.D.
We are excited to announce a new project awarded to Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano at the University of Colorado-Boulder by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The aims of this project are to:
All children from 6 months to 4 years of age with permanent hearing loss are eligible to participate. Children whose loss is not permanent (e.g., cases where the hearing loss is solely a result of otitis media) are not eligible. Eligible children may have:
Individual Child and Family Benefits
If you have questions or are interested in becoming involved in this project, please contact:
University of Colorado-Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309
Hands & Voices Contact: Janet DesGeorges
ANNOUNCING the launch of a longitudinal study of young deaf and hard of hearing children by the Science of Learning Center on Visual Languages and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University. The three-year study will involve gathering detailed information and collecting data regarding young deaf and hard of hearing children’s language development, communication, and developmental profiles.
Along with surveys of parents, teachers, and school administrators, a comprehensive battery of assessments administered by trained evaluators from Gallaudet University will be given to deaf and hard of hearing children whose families agree to participate.
VL2 is seeking schools to participate in the study. Parents are encouraged to talk to their school administrators and inform them about the study. Participation is not limited to children who sign; all communication approaches are eligible to participate.
I have set up a blog on the VL2 Public Wiki http://vl2wiki.editme.com/ to provide updates about the project and to answer questions that you may have.
Sharon Baker, Research-Practice Integration Team member
Thomas Allen, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning
Gallaudet University SLCC 1200
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)
The VL2 Center, located on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, is one of six Science of Learning Centers (SLC) funded by the National Science Foundation grant # SBE-0541953. The Center brings together deaf and hearing researchers and educators from national and international institutions to conduct interrelated studies across disciplines. VL2’s primary mission is to gain a greater understanding of the biological, cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and pedagogical conditions that influence visual language and visual learning. More information may be found at www.vl2.gallaudet.edu.
We are trying to understand how many children with hearing loss are using FM systems. If they are using them, at what ages, and in what conditions they are used. We have developed a quick and easy survey that we want to distribute to parents of children with hearing loss (assuming that they will know best how and where their children are using FM's). We would appreciate it if you could share this survey link with the parents of children you work with in the hope that they will be willing to complete the information. Families with more than one child with hearing loss should complete the form separately for each child. We are really grateful for your help
Thank you, Jane Madell and Carol Flexer
Jane R. Madell, PhD
Director, Pediatric Audiology Consulting
Carol Flexer, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of Akron