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SPAL Research Participation

Open participant recruitment for projects:

Effect of Ecological Noise on Speech Perception

This study aims to measure the Informational and Energetic masking effect of Ecological Noise on speech perception developed previously in our lab (SPAL). The entire research session will last no more than two hours. Eligible participants must be native English speakers between 18 – 40 years of age. Participants must have normal hearing and cognition. 

Contact: Bhanu Shukla bshukla@memphis.edu

Validation of a Clinical Electrode Discrimination Task for Postlingually Deafened Adult Cochlear Implant Users

The goal of this study is to determine test-retest reliability for an electrode discrimination task to design a clinically applicable test for electrode deactivation.

Eligible participants must be over the age of 18 and a native English-speaker. Participants must have at least one cochlear implant with at least 6 months of experience with the cochlear implant.

Contact: Kara Sander kara.sander@memphis.edu

Compensation is available for all projects to eligible participants who complete the study requirements.

For further questions please contact:

Monique A. Pousson, MS, Research Associate II
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Memphis
4055 North Park Loop
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901.848.7880
E-mail: mpousson@memphis.edu