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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.

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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…

Respiratory Disease Sampling Study

This study, conducted by the University of Washington, is collecting user feedback and investigating the usability of our lab’s recently developed lollipop-inspired sampling system, CandyCollect, which enables at-home collection of bacteria and viruses associated with respiratory disease in saliva. CandyCollect will be sent to participants…

The role of auditory feedback in control of the human voice

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR RESEARCH ABOUT THE VOICE Who is doing the research? • Researchers in the Departments of Speech and Hearing Sciences. What is the research about? • We want to learn more about why some people develop voice disorders. We are studying…

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…

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,…