Volunteers Needed for Hearing Research Study

A research study is being conducted by Case Western Reserve University on how adult listeners understand speech in noise.

All eligible individuals will be compensated for participating.


  • You are between ages 60-75
  • You have normal or near-normal hearing
  • American English is your native language

What does participation involve?

  • You will be asked to fill out a demographic questionnaire and complete a cognitive screener. You will be tested while seated in a quiet room and will be asked to respond to comfortable sounds presented via headphones.
  • You will listen to and repeat back or write down what you heard. This speech will be presented in quiet or in combination with background noise. You may also be asked to choose whether you previously heard a word or a sentence or make judgements regarding what you heard.
  • You will be tested during a one-hour session.

How do I enroll?
Scheduling is flexible! If you’re interested, please contact Nardine at 216-368-1616 or hearingresearch@case.edu