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We are looking for five-year old children with SSD who do not have a cochlear implant.

If your child qualifies, they will be asked to participate in a full day of testing that includes hearing, communication, behavior, learning, and sensory processing skills. You will receive a $200 gift card and a brief report summarizing the results.
The findings will be used to see if children with SSD differ from children with typical hearing and/or children with SSD who receive a CI.​To qualify, your child must:​


  • Be five-years old.

  • Have a severe-to-profound hearing loss in one ear and normal hearing in the other.

  • Have been born with SSD or acquired the hearing loss before turning two.

  • Not have a cochlear implant.

  • Be developing typically.

  • Use English at home.



Principal Investigators:
Lisa Park, AuD
Kevin Brown, MD, PhD

The Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC

5501 Fortunes Ridge Dr. Suite A

Durham, NC 27713

IRB# 22-0862


Thanks for your interest! Our study coordinator will respond to you as soon as possible.

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