Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Visiting Researcher







4.01Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus




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

Normal hearing

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.

Location: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

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.

Please contact Dr. Shabnam Kadir (shabnam.kadir at or Chrissa Kaza (chrysoula.kaza16 at We presently aim to complete all experiments by mid-April 2018.

All experimental procedures were approved by the Imperial College Research Ethics Committee.