Children 9-12 needed for speech in noise training study

The Auditory Development Lab is seeking typically developing children ages 9-12 to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to evaluate how children listen and how their brains process sound in noisy environments, and whether children’s brains can effectively be trained to process speech in noise using a commonly used hearing technology (a remote microphone system).

The study requires one visit to our research facilities, where participants will be asked to listen to and repeat sentences and words while listening in a noisy environment and to listen to some sounds while wearing a net with sensors on his or her head. In addition, each child’s hearing will be evaluated, and he or she will complete a short cognitive test.

The visit will take around 2 hours, and each participant will receive a $25 gift card.

Those who are interested should contact Carlos Benitez at 615-939-6488, or at to schedule an appointment.

Speech in Noise training study flyer