What will happen in the study?
You will come to Cincinnati Children’s on an as needed basis for visits lasting 1 to 2 hours. Here are some of the things that will happen in the study visits:
- Study staff will review your medical records for information relevant to the study
- You will complete a routine hearing test and possibly ear function tests
- You will complete a hearing test called the digits-in-noise (DIN) test where you will hear numbers against background noise and be asked to recall the numbers
- You will be asked to complete questionnaires on paper or online
You will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.
What are the good things that can happen from this research?
By participating in the study, you will receive the benefit of a free hearing test and a clinical referral if unexpected abnormal results are found. Moreover, the results of this study will benefit you and others with hearing loss as you will help us to develop new methods for accessing and managing hearing loss, particularly in developing countries.