If you read the February HLAA-TC newsletter that was just released last week you read about several opportunities to participate in research studies or product research.
One such opportunity is product research from the Mayo Clinic: The Mayo Clinic is developing a product for hearing loss through an educational program as part of the Office of Entrepreneurship. They would like to speak with individuals who would eventually become users of the product to better understand the user’s needs. A 10-15 minute phone call/video chat is how you would participate. If interested, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/GoGEzM9DCNV51nMe9
The research studies mentioned in the February 2022 newsletter (read the newsletter for more details on these research studies):
University of Minnesota, Mankato: Kristi Oeding, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota, is conducting a research study examining speech in noise and noise tolerance. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18- 85 with hearing loss, use hearing aids, can read English, and can complete 2-3 sessions. Each session will last 1-2 hours. If interested, contact Kristi by email at: email@example.com or by phone: 314-910-9432.
George Washington University: The purpose of this study is to develop effective methods for training lipreading for adults with hearing loss. While we do not think that most people with hearing loss need to rely entirely on silent lipreading, we know that lipreading can be very helpful during face-to-face communication in noisy environments in which listening is very difficult. To find out more about this study read the February 2022 newsletter as it has more information. For more information, contact: Contact Edward T. Auer, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Minnesota Listen Lab: (This was published in the newsletter but all studies are full now.)
If you participate in any of these opportunities and can discuss it, please let us know here at HLAA-TC because we are always interested in the goings on surrounding hearing loss research and product development.