How do little ears with hearing loss hear speech?

Our research study is investigating how children’s brains process speech and how hearing loss during childhood influences the processing of speech. In this study, 5-17-year-old children with normal hearing and hearing loss will undergo a hearing test, press buttons when they hear certain speech sounds, rest or watch a captioned video while brain activity is recorded using three sticker-type sensors. All procedures are non-invasive. Families will be provided parking and will be compensated $10 for every hour of participation.

Our criteria for normal hearing children: No recurrent or active ear infections, no known diagnoses of neurological conditions (e.g., seizures)

Our criteria for children with hearing loss: Permanent hearing loss in one or both ears, no recurrent or active ear infections, no other developmental disabilities and no known diagnoses of neurological conditions (e.g., seizures).

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact childhearing@waisman.wisc.edu.

Our information:

https://www.facebook.com/ChildHearingResearch/

https://efsylab.waisman.wisc.edu/

PI: Viji Easwar, PhD
Keywords: Hearing Impairments, Infant and Child Development