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Healthy volunteers sought for research study on auditory effects of concussion/head injury
Individuals with normal hearing and NO history of concussion/head injury are needed to participate in a research study
investigating effects of traumatic brain injury on the brain and auditory system’s ability to process speech information.
Participants must be native English speakers with no history of learning disabilities, neurological problems or mental disorders. The study takes place at Syracuse University in the Auditory Evoked Potentials Lab at 621 Skytop Road, Room 175.
We currently are looking for adult individuals whose ages are within two years of the following (no younger than 18 years):
WOMEN: 18, 19, 36, 40, 41, and 58 years (within 2 years of each)
MEN: 35, 39, 48, 49, and 58 years (within 2 years of each)
The study involves three visits to our lab, each visit taking 2-2 1/2 hours. Volunteers will have a thorough hearing test and participate in tests of listening skills, attention, memory and thinking skills. For some testing, participants will relax in a comfortable chair listening to sounds through earphones while we monitor neural activity from your auditory system and brain using electrodes placed on your head (similar to a swim cap). You will be paid $10/hour for your time
plus a $25 bonus gift certificate upon completion of the full study (total compensation approximately $85). Free parking available. Weekday, evening and weekend hours possible.
Contact Person: Kathy Vander Werff, Ph.D.
Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders