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|
|April 1, 2015
End date of survey: approx. April 15, 2015
|Understanding the needs of hearing impaired kids and teenagers
|March 31, 2015||Storybooks for Deaf Children||Nationwide|
|Start Date: 2/10/2015 End Date: 3/15/2015||Survey of Parental Experiences with Early Childhood Services for their Child with Hearing Loss||Nationwide|
|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|
|Through March 31, 2015||Survey for Adolescents with Hearing Loss||Nationwide|
|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|
A kid is not a small adult – hearing impaired kids have specific needs which may be different from needs of hearing impaired adults. Additionally, pediatric hearing aid users range from the age 0 to 18 years and go through very different stages in their lives with diverse needs through that time period. This leads to very specific requirements towards the performance of a hearing aid. Providing children with children-specific hearing solutions is crucial in order for them to lead an active life without limitations. Phonak thrives to provide comprehensive solutions for the youngest hearing aid users and is therefore interested in fully understanding the needs of hearing impaired young children, teens and young adults. The goal is to identify key needs among hearing aid users between 0-30 years and understanding the importance of those needs.
Ideal procedure: Market research agency (third party who we work with) sends out to the questionnaires to the target groups identified. The target groups will be provided a link by email where they can conduct the online survey.
Contact information at Phonak:
Dina Peter, Product Manager Pediatrics; email@example.com; +41-58-928-4272
Hello parents! My name is Dr. Becky Sue Parton and I am a professor at Morehead State University in Kentucky. I met a little 3 year old girl who was Deaf at my church when I was a teenager and that started my journey to becoming a certified interpreter and earning my Masters in Deaf Education (and later my PhD in Educational Technology). Thus my research focuses on using instructional technology with Deaf children.
I invite you to download a free mobile storybook app for your Deaf/HH child and then answer a few short survey questions about the experience. The story is about learning color words and is presented in a Bi-lingual format (ASL and written English) and is titled “Lambert’s Colorful World”. Depending on the language level of the child, we think it would be most appropriate for children around ages 4-6. It is an extension of a federal grant project that Dr. Hancock and I received and features Deaf graduate students from Lamar University in the story videos.
Please scan the QR code below to get the storybook app. Or if you need more instructions on how to use the code and download the app, visit this website: http://storybooksforthedeaf.wikispaces.com/LambertColors
Once your child has played with the app, then please complete the quick survey found here:
My name is Emily Garrett and I am a doctoral student in the Department of Audiology at Towson University. As part of the research for my doctoral thesis, I am conducting a survey to evaluate parental experiences with services received during the diagnosis and intervention for their child with hearing loss. Please take the time to fill out this survey regarding your experiences with the services provided for the management of your child’s hearing loss. Answers from this survey will allow me, as a future pediatric audiologist, to shape my care and services to best fit the needs of the children and their families. I would like to be able to provide the best possible care as well as educate and encourage my future colleagues to do the same. I am hopeful that this study will educate other professionals and prompt them to make changes in their interactions with families. This program is more successful when there is parental involvement, positive parent/professional relationships and open lines of communication. Your valuable feedback is the only way to be able to effectively make a difference in the care and services for future children and families who will be participating in diagnostic and early intervention services.
Link to the survey: http://studentvoice.com/towson/hearingprofessionalsurvey
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:
I am writing to let you know about a new research project being conducted for adolescents with hearing loss. I am a 2nd year graduate student in Deaf Education at Washington University in St. Louis. I am currently seeking families who have children with hearing loss to participate in my research project to study adolescents with hearing loss and their beliefs in their abilities to learn academic content (such as learning math) and manage academic activities (such as using the library for class assignments).
The research project consists of two parts: a parent questionnaire and a survey for the child to complete.
I am looking for participants who:
If you have any questions about the study or are interested in participating, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you!
M.Ed.Master of Science in Deaf Education Graduate Student
Washington University in St. Louis
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