Auditory Development Lab seeking child participants for hearing loss study

Vanderbilt’s Auditory Development Lab is recruiting children with bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) between 2 and 5 years old to participate in a research study that examines how children with hearing loss process sounds while sleeping. All parts of the study can be completed in one day, and participants will receive $50 (in the form of a mailed check) and one age-appropriate children’s book.

In this study, children will be asked to do the following:

  • Complete behavioral, cognitive and/or audiological testing (lasting less than one hour)
  • Listen to sounds (nonsense words) while taking a nap in the research lab

Your child will be asked to take a nap while leaving his or her CI turned on. Then, after your child naps, visit the EEG lab that afternoon. During this portion, researchers will examine if your child processed the sounds played while sleeping.

If you are interested in participating, please email for more information.