Research Opportunities

Below are current research projects for which you and/or your child may qualify.  To access more information about a project, please click on “Read More”.  Should you be interested in participating or have questions about a specific research project, please contact the individual listed on the recruitment letter.  The Moog Center is not conducting these research projects, but shares information regarding research that may result in increased knowledge and improved services for children with hearing loss. 


Research Opportunity for 3 to 5 Year Old

Vanderbilt University is conducting a project examining the potential benefits of FM use in the homes of families with children with hearing aids and/or cochlear implants.  The researchers are looking for highly committed families with children who have hearing loss aged between 3 and 5 years who are willing to participate in this study during two consecutive weekends.  During both weekends, they will be audio-recorded with LENA language recorders.  During one weekend the child will use an FM system as well.  Families will be required to stay at home during both weekends for at least 8 hours a day and they will be compensated for their participation.

To indicate interest or for more information about this study, please contact Carlos Benitez at

Cognitive Effects of Hearing Loss on Children Ages 6 to 7 Years Old


The Early Language Environment and Effect of Parental Counseling on Adult Language Exposure of Children with Unilateral and Mild Bilateral Hearing Loss (posted 1-23-14)

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A student a Washington University is conducting a study of parents of children with hearing loss. She is asking parents to complete a survey that will examine anxiety and depression in parents of children ages 0-12. Select the read more link below to view the recruitment poster for additional information.

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If you are interested in collaborating with the Moog Center on a research project or recruiting subjects from the Moog Center please complete the application below.

Moog Center Research Application