Agencies, Organizations, Universities and others are often looking for participation of families and professionals for current research and survey projects. Each opportunity listed below has contact information if you would like to participate. Please contact the specific entity that is sponsoring each research/survey opportunity if you would like more information.
For information on submitting your project for inclusion on this page please read our Submittal Request Sheet.
|DATES||NAME OF OPPORTUNITY||TARGET POPULATION|
|Thru December 2015||Language and Learning Study for Children||Washington DC Metro and surrounding areas|
|April 25, 2015 thru Friday, August 28||Missed Communications||International|
|May - September, 2015||Colorado|
|Sept. 2014 – July 2015||Hispanic Family’s Needs in the Hearing Aids Management Study||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||Binaural pitch fusion in children with cochlear implants and hearing aids||Western states: OR, CA, WA, ID, NV, AZ, UT|
|Ongoing||The Looking Game: Children’s Social Play, Language Development, and Eye Contact with Adults.||Seattle, WA and surrounding areas- Other national locations in future|
|Ongoing||Language Development in Children with Hearing Loss||Chicago, IL and surrounding areas|
|Ongoing||Research Volunteers Needed for a Study at the University of Chicago Medical Center!||Chicagoland Area|
|Thru October 2015||Prosody and Voice Characteristics of Children Using Cochlear Implants||Greater Washington, D.C. area, including MD and Northern VA|
|Ongoing||National Early Childhood Assessment Project (NECAP – “kneecap”)||AZ, CA, ID, WY, ME, TX, IN, CO, OR, WI, MN|
|Ongoing||Science of Learning Center on Visual Languages and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University||Nationwide|
|Ongoing||Survey On FM Use For Children With Hearing Loss||Nationwide|
Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto’s Brain and Language Laboratory (BL2) at Gallaudet University in Washington DC is currently conducting a study of deaf children ages 4 through 7 and their early learning and reading development.
Your child will watch videos and perform simple tasks on a computer while:
The study takes about 1 – 1 ½ hours and you will be compensated $20/hr for your time and also receive a free download of an iPad storybook app!
This study has been approved by Gallaudet University’s Institutional Review Board. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And check out our website with more information and a short video of what it’s like for children involved in our study. http://petitto.net/
Since I began working students who are deaf/hard of hearing in my first practicum in the fall of 2011 I have constantly wondered how to best serve these children and their families. While I received tremendous support and training through my academic program, I feel the best place to receive insight is the parents and families themselves. Because families may sometimes view others as outsiders who do not understand what they are going through or what they need I wanted to create something that would give families an outlet to express themselves in a manner that is non-threatening and non-judgmental, hence this survey. The purpose of this survey is to gain insight into the impact that professionals have on the families they serve and to foster better communication that bridges the gap that sometimes exists between them. This information will be compiled into a book that gives an overview of all information gathered as well as complete profiles of some of the families surveyed. It is my hope that the book created from this project will assist the way we as professionals relate to the families we serve.
This survey will close on Friday, Aug 28, 2015.
Jennifer Johnson, BA Deaf Ed.
Teacher of the Deaf, SLPS
Download Survey - (Word Doc)
The Colorado Daylight Partnership (CDP) has been working to ensure that quality and linguistically, culturally and technologically accessible mental health and substance abuse services are available to deaf and hard of hearing Coloradans for over five years. Please see more information about the Partnership at www.mhcd.org/cdp.
The purpose of this survey is to gather information from Colorado’s community leaders from deaf and hard of hearing communities about the mental health and substance abuse needs of deaf and hard of hearing Coloradans of all ages, the challenges they face when accessing or attempting to access mental health and/or substance abuse services and what needs to be done to improve services and access.
The survey is not asking you to provide information about your personal experiences or those of any particular individual, but rather, your impressions of the needs of the larger community.
You may access the survey using this link:
Please know that we’ve worked hard to use deaf-and hard of hearing-friendly terminology to write clear questions and offer a comprehensive set of responses. We’ve also provided several “Other, please specify” options along with open text boxes at the end of the survey to ensure that you have the opportunity to share your valued opinions and recommendations.
We know that your time is valuable and thank you very much for your time and thoughtful responses. In addition, we will select one respondent to receive a $25 gift card to a merchant of his/her choosing for every 25 responses that we receive.
If you have any questions or further ideas to share, please feel free to contact, me, Anita Saranga Coen, the CDP’s independent evaluator at email@example.com or 303.721.8736.
Finally, we are asking you to help us in the dissemination of this survey. If there are others within your organization or on your organization’s dissemination/contact list (e.g., program directors and managers, case managers, therapists and other treatment providers, advocates, other leaders) who are likely to be aware of these issues from a community-based perspective (rather than only from a personal perspective), please forward this information or send their names and email addresses to Rachael Tittle at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send them an invitation.
Purpose: we want to know what you need to manage your child’s hearing aids. We are looking for HISPANIC PARENTS with children with hearing loss to participate in our study.
Please return by July 31st, 2015
Information will be used to help audiologists better understand Hispanic Parents’ experiences and needs.
|For additional information AND if you want to participate, email us to see if you qualify and we will send you the package directly to you:||Esta información ayudará a los audiólogos a satisfacer mejor sus necesidades. ¡GRACIAS! Para más información, favor comunicarse con:|
This study is funded by the National Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University.
The goal of our research is to understand how children who wear hearing aids, cochlear implants, or a hearing aid and a cochlear implant combine sounds between the two ears, and how this may explain some of the variability in speech and music perception abilities. We are also studying how age and development in children affect how sounds are combined between the ears.
Your child will be paid $15-$25 per hour for the study, plus travel and overnight costs, as applicable. More information about the study is available online at http://www.ohsu.edu/cihalab.
If your child would like to participate in this study or you would like more information, please contact:
Lina A.J. Reiss, Ph.D.
This study is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Is your child deaf or hard of hearing?
Participate in our study!
We are looking for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to play during a Looking-Game Study. We want to learn about children’s social play, language development, and eye contact with adults. Parents can learn about related research discoveries. Children play with researchers and toys. Parents are with their child for the whole visit. Paperwork for parents is in English. Participation is completely voluntary.
Involves a one time, one hour visit to the University of Washington. Parents will be compensated for travel and parking expenses. The child will receive a thank you gift for participating in our study.
Child may be eligible to participate if:
All children will receive at no cost to you:
Participants will be randomly chosen to receive either parent training and monthly language check-ups OR monthly language check-ups only.
Only children assigned to the parent training intervention group will receive:
Megan Roberts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
This study is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Dr. Suskind and her research team at the University of Chicago Medical Center are interested in learning more about toddler sound environments. As part of this study, you will complete recordings of your child’s sound environment and the research team will analyze the recordings using special software. Information gathered will help find ways to improve children’s sound environments and help them reach their potential!
You and your child may qualify if:
Partcipants needed By George Washington University Researchers
Hello! We are researchers from the George Washington University Cochlear Implant Research Lab located in Washington, D.C. The goal of our research is to better understand how young, deaf children with cochlear implants develop their speaking and listening abilities. We are currently obtaining data on both hearing children and those with cochlear implants. Our research will investigate characteristics of language, sound production, voice, rhythm, and inflections during various speaking tasks.
We are looking for participants with cochlear implants who exhibit reliance on spoken English in the home and who meet the following criteria:
James Mahshie, Ph.D.
Professor, George Washington University
Sangsook Choi, Ph.D.
2115 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20052
(202)994-3195 or email email@example.com
Hands & Voices is pleased to announce it’s Partnership with the:
Principal Investigator: Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator: Allison Sedey, Ph.D.
We are excited to announce a new project awarded to Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano at the University of Colorado-Boulder by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The aims of this project are to:
All children from 6 months to 4 years of age with permanent hearing loss are eligible to participate. Children whose loss is not permanent (e.g., cases where the hearing loss is solely a result of otitis media) are not eligible. Eligible children may have:
Individual Child and Family Benefits
If you have questions or are interested in becoming involved in this project, please contact:
University of Colorado-Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309
Hands & Voices Contact: Janet DesGeorges
ANNOUNCING the launch of a longitudinal study of young deaf and hard of hearing children by the Science of Learning Center on Visual Languages and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University. The three-year study will involve gathering detailed information and collecting data regarding young deaf and hard of hearing children’s language development, communication, and developmental profiles.
Along with surveys of parents, teachers, and school administrators, a comprehensive battery of assessments administered by trained evaluators from Gallaudet University will be given to deaf and hard of hearing children whose families agree to participate.
VL2 is seeking schools to participate in the study. Parents are encouraged to talk to their school administrators and inform them about the study. Participation is not limited to children who sign; all communication approaches are eligible to participate.
I have set up a blog on the VL2 Public Wiki http://vl2wiki.editme.com/ to provide updates about the project and to answer questions that you may have.
Sharon Baker, Research-Practice Integration Team member
Thomas Allen, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning
Gallaudet University SLCC 1200
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)
The VL2 Center, located on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, is one of six Science of Learning Centers (SLC) funded by the National Science Foundation grant # SBE-0541953. The Center brings together deaf and hearing researchers and educators from national and international institutions to conduct interrelated studies across disciplines. VL2’s primary mission is to gain a greater understanding of the biological, cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and pedagogical conditions that influence visual language and visual learning. More information may be found at www.vl2.gallaudet.edu.
We are trying to understand how many children with hearing loss are using FM systems. If they are using them, at what ages, and in what conditions they are used. We have developed a quick and easy survey that we want to distribute to parents of children with hearing loss (assuming that they will know best how and where their children are using FM's). We would appreciate it if you could share this survey link with the parents of children you work with in the hope that they will be willing to complete the information. Families with more than one child with hearing loss should complete the form separately for each child. We are really grateful for your help
Thank you, Jane Madell and Carol Flexer
Jane R. Madell, PhD
Director, Pediatric Audiology Consulting
Carol Flexer, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of Akron