UMass Research Study Recruiting Participants

Gaps-in-Noise (GIN) Test Performance in Children Ages 5 to 7 Years
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Participants must be:

  • Monolingual speakers of English between the ages of 5 and 7 years
  • Not suspected of or diagnosed with:
    • neurological disorder
    • hearing impairment
    • learning delays
    • auditory processing disorders
    • attention disorders
  • Free from significant histories of ear infections (defined as an initial episode of otitis media before the age of 6 months or a history of P.E. tube use).

Participation will require:

  • A brief questionnaire about your child’s history
  • A comprehensive screening of your child’s hearing
  • A screening of your child’s phonological awareness ability
  • Administration of the Gaps-in-Noise (GIN) test, which involves listening to bursts of noise under headphones, and pressing a button when a pause in the noise is heard.

All parents/guardians will receive results of hearing and phonological awareness screenings at the conclusion of their child’s participation!

For further information please contact:
Pediatric Research Study
Nicole Maynard (802)431-5398
nmaynard@comdis.umass.edu

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