▷ Brain and sound research project

Research project : How the brain uses sound to understand its surroundings

Participants are invited to partake in an online study that investigates how listening abilities change during healthy aging.
 
Interested participants will be sent a link to the study, which they can then complete at any time. It should take about 40 minutes to complete. As a token of our appreciation, participants will be awarded a £5 amazon gift voucher after completing the study.
 
To participate you must:
 
(1) Be over 60 years old
(2) Be a native English speaker
(3) Have no known hearing problems (not using a hearing aid and not previously told that you need one)
(4) Be in generally good health (no major surgery in the last 2 years)
(5) Have access to a desktop computer or a laptop with a good internet connection and a set of headphones
 
The study will involve listening to various artificial and speech sounds and answering some questions about them. It will take about 40 minutes to complete, including brief breaks and instructions.
 
Participants will be asked to sit in a quiet room, where they can complete the tasks without any interruption. All procedures comply with the latest data protection legislation and have been approved by the UCL Ethics Committee (project 1490/009).
 
If you would like to participate, or are interested to receive more information about the study, please contact Anita Srisuriyakumar (anita.srisuriyakumar.20@ucl.ac.uk).

The u3a is often asked to publicise research studies and trials to our members. Where we do so it is because we believe it may be of interest to you although we are not endorsing or promoting the research study in any way. The u3a has not undertaken any checks or due diligence on the relevant department or the study itself and accepts no liability whatsoever if you decide to agree to participate. If you choose to take part in any study, you do so at your own risk and in your own capacity (and not as a u3a member). You should make sure that you understand all the risks associated with any study before you sign up and ensure that you understand the time commitment, any restrictions and possible side effects. You should also ensure that you will be insured as part of the study.