Participate in Research

WHO

Cochlear Nucleus device users

Advanced Bionics device users

WHERE

Auditory Prosthesis Lab, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

WHY

A common experience our participants had was that the testing served as “training”. The careful listening to stimuli exercises the auditory system and some participants find such training helps improve the acuity of perception with the device.

The goal of our studies are to understand electrical hearing with a degenerated auditory system and design methods that can improve speech/music perception with the device. Your participation will contribute to the improvement of the technology that will benefit the cochlear implant community and new implantees in the future.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The testing involves listening to beeps of different kinds and speech sounds. You will use a computer mouse to indicate if you have heard the sound, if the sound is different from the others, or identify what words/sentences you have heard.  Testing can take a few hours up to a few days depending on the study. Frequent breaks are encouraged.

INCENTIVE

If you decide to participate, you will be compensated for your participation on an hourly rate ($14/hour). If travel and overnight stay is necessary, we will reimburse for mileage, airfare and lodging. Our schedule is flexible, we are available for testing Monday through Friday. Appointments are also available evenings and weekends. Email or call if you are interested.

CONTACT US

ECU.Zhou.Lab@gmail.com

Lab phone: 252-744-6112 (HSB 2310D)   252-744-6020 (HSB 2310R)