25 Jan Aging and Hearing Wellness
The Applied Hearing Science Lab in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington is conducting a research project on hearing wellness among older adults. The goal of the project is to understand the factors underlying individual differences in speech understanding in challenging acoustic environments and to develop technological solutions to facilitate speech communication under such conditions.
Participating in our research involves comprehensive hearing and cognitive assessments, tasks in which participants repeat presented words with or without wearing a wearable device (e.g., hearing aid), and tasks in which participants make judgements on the perceived quality of presented speech sounds. Participation may require multiple (2-3) visits to the lab, with about 2 hours for each visit.
Although there are no direct benefits, the results of the study may ultimately aid those who have hearing loss and difficulty understanding speech in noise. All participants will receive compensation of $15/hr plus complimentary on-site parking. Our lab is conveniently located on the UW Seattle campus, a 2-minute walk from the U-district link station.
If interested, email:
Principal Investigator: Yi Shen, PhD
– Native speakers of American English
– Ages 55 and older
– Normal vision (uncorrected or corrected)
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
Older Adults Needed for Research on Hearing Wellness
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UW Speech and Hearing Clinic
4131 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 Shen Lab
Seattle, Washington 98105