Children With Hearing Loss Research Study
What is the purpose of this study?
Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial or clinical study, to evaluate children’s language and functional skills.
Who can participate?
Children 3 to 6 years old who have hearing loss in both ears may be eligible to participate. Children with and without a developmental disability may be eligible.
Examples of disabilities may include cognitive delays, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and speech delays.
What is involved?
The study includes 1 study visit with a language evaluation and cognitive evaluation. The entire visit may take 2 to 3 hours.
What are the benefits?
There is no direct medical benefit from participation in this research study. However, there is a potential benefit for families of children with hearing loss and additional disabilities. Also, the results from your child’s evaluation may be helpful in understanding your child’s abilities.
Will I get all the facts about the study?
Parents interested in having their child participate will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. The form covers all of the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the pay, who to contact with questions or concerns and more. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.
Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?
Families will be compensated for time.
Who should I contact for more information?
Sand Bechtol, RN
Clinical Trials Office
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, MLC 7004
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD
Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center