Would you like to take part in an exciting experiment in hearing research?
Transcranial Electrical Stimulation Experiment
We are currently seeking volunteers for a study to investigate how neurostimulation can help with hearing in noisy environments.
We need volunteers who are:
Native English speakers (mother tongue must be English - ie. you learnt English before the age of 5 and use it every day)
Aged between 18 - 40
Have no history of neurological disorders, such as epilepsy
Have no history of migraines
Not dyslexic or have any learning disabilities
No current or recent mental health disorders
As a volunteer, you will need to come to our hearing testing facility twice on two separate days, for around 60 to 90 minutes each time. You will be asked to listen to speech in noisy backgrounds and repeat what you have heard, while we will apply weak alternating currents to your scalp.
You will be compensated for your participation with £20 per session (£40 for the two visits).
Results of these experiments, which is funded by the Royal Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies, will help in the development of devices to aid sufferers of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). Sufferers of APD have difficulties distinguishing between competing sounds, despite being able to perform normally on standard hearing tests. APD can result from head injuries due to blast exposure.
All experimental procedures were approved by the Imperial College Research Ethics Committee.