The Moog Center for Deaf Education is committed to teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to talk in partnership with their families and other professionals. As a part of this commitment, the Moog Center regularly engages in applied research to inform best practices, improve outcomes, educate others, and continuously contribute to the field of listening and spoken language intervention.

Current Projects

The Moog Center is presently engaging in a number of different projects to improve the ways in which we provide services to our students and their families, as well as to inform best practices in the broader field of listening and spoken language intervention. Our current projects include investigations of face coverings and remote microphone systems, telepractice and caregiver coaching, and auditory skill development. Additionally, we continue to keep up with our alumni as they advance through elementary school, high school, college, and beyond. The longitudinal outcomes and experiences of our alumni shape the services we provide today.

Our latest release, “The Effects of Face Coverings and Remote Microphone Technology on Speech Perception Abilities in the Classroom” is now available. This white paper addresses the question of how and to what degree face coverings (with and without remote microphone technology) are affecting speech perception in the classroom. It is important for all teachers, especially for those who work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, to consider the listening environment for any particular child in their classroom. It is our hope that this research, along with the appendix, will contribute to the ongoing considerations for supporting student learning in the time of coronavirus.


If you are interested in participating in one or more of our current studies, you may contact our Coordinator of Evaluations and Teleschool, Adrienne Stewart, at

Additionally, if you are interested in collaborating on a research project or recruiting subjects from the Moog Center please complete the application below:
Moog Center Research Application

Recent Publications

External Research Opportunities

The Moog Center is frequently contacted about external research opportunities for which you and/or your child may qualify. Please note that 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. 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 or flyer.

External Opportunities:

  • For children ages 4 to 14 who have asymmetrical hearing loss or single-sided deafness. This research study is exploring how hearing aids and cochlear implants help children who have deafness in one ear but hear better in the other ear. Participation will include study visits similar to clinical appointments needed for audiology care. The study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • For children under the age of 3 with single-sided deafness (SSD). This study will investigate the impact of early cochlear implantation on hearing, learning, communication, and behaviors in children with SSD. Children who qualify will receive a cochlear implant at no cost. They will be followed by the study team for hearing testing and device programming until they reach age five. The study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  • For caregivers of children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and utilize cochlear implants and professionals who work with them. This study will investigate the language development of autistic cochlear implant users. Anyone who completes the Phase 1 survey will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Following the survey, those who qualify to participate in Phase 2 and do so will be compensated $20 per hour for their time. The study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Brigham Young University.

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