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Ear, Nose, and Throat

Ear, Nose & Throat

Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about the ear, nose, and throat. This page lists ear, nose, and throat studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

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UW Medicine Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
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The UW Medicine Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery team specializes in treating diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

Active Studies

Real-World Listening by Autistic Children

Researchers at the UW Bloedel Hearing Research Center want to learn about how the brain helps us listen in noisy real-world environments. This study is for 7 to 10-year-old children and parents. If you decide to participate in this research study, you and your child…

Real-World Listening for Children Who Wear Hearing Aids

Researchers at the UW Bloedel Hearing Research Center want to learn about how the brain helps us listen in noisy real-world environments. This study is for 12 to 18-year-old children and parents. If you decide to participate in this research study, you and your child...

Development of Neural Processing of Sound

For most individuals, active participation in daily life requires the ability to follow conversations in crowded acoustic environments. Most typically-functioning young individuals have little trouble communicating in noisy environments. However, these processes are susceptible to disruption or breakdown at every level of the ascending auditory…

Treatment for SARS-CoV-2 in High-Risk Adult Outpatients

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) or HCQ/azithromycin for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection (the virus that causes COVID-19) in those adults who have been diagnosed with the virus. We plan on enrolling 635 participants from sites all…

Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 PEP

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is defined as taking antimicrobial medication after being exposed or potentially exposed to an infectious agent to prevent becoming infected. PEP is routinely used for prevention of a variety of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, including influenza and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)….

Brain Development in Hard of Hearing Infants

The University of Washington Institute for Language and Brain Sciences is recruiting hard of hearing infants between 2 and 12 months of age who have a mild-to-moderate hearing loss. This study looks at the effects of hearing loss on early brain development and learning. The…

Hearing Problems Related to Noise Exposure

We aim to understand hearing problems that are not detected in standard clinical practice. The purpose is to identify early signs of noise exposure damage which are not currently identified on a standard hearing test. This involves studying groups of normal hearing people who do,…

Understanding Speech Production

This protocol includes studies of the control and coordination of speech production. Various hypotheses are being investigated in our laboratory with the common aim of improving our understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying normal and disordered speech. The common procedure across these studies consists…

Communication Studies Participant Pool

The purpose of the Communication Studies Participant Pool is to collect the names and contact information of individuals interested in participating in research studies, and to distribute that information to participating researchers. Researchers will contact potential participants directly and explain their study, including eligibility requirements,…

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