What happens during my infant’s session?

  • Your child will sit on your lap or age-appropriate chair in a quiet room with one of our study helpers
  • The helper will engage your child in age-appropriate play
  • Your child’s responses to different sounds will be recorded by researchers observing through a window from outside the booth
  • CI Users: Your infant will wear one or two of their speech processors using their default programs for testing

What is our commitment?

  • We test infants up to 10 visits over a 2-5 month period
  • Typically, we see your child for 4 visits at 3- and 6- months HEARING age 
  • Each visit lasts about an hour
  • Scheduling is flexible!
  • We will schedule visits whenever is convenient for you
  • Testing is possible on the evenings/weekends depending on lab availability

What about costs?

  • There are no costs to you and no insurance billing
  • Reimbursement includes $15.00 per hour as well as parking
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses and local lodging may be available for some participants. 
  • Please visit our out of area tab or inquire with study personnel