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University College London: We need volunteers for study

The following article is written by Bhavisha Palmer, a friend and colleague of mine. She is in need of volunteers for her PhD. If you are interested in applying then please do contact her using the details in the article.

We need people who wear hearing aids to trial our new spatial speech test.

Often hearing aid users report difficulty hearing speech in noisy environments as well as identifying where the speech is coming from.

We have developed a new way of testing this to work towards improving the performance of hearing aids in these situations.

Our new test takes place at the UCL Ear Institute in Kings Cross, London, and involves identifying words in background noise as well as their location, while you wear your hearing aids.

You would need to attend the UCL Ear Institute for one session which lasts around 1 -2 hours.

Your travel expenses will be reimbursed and you will be paid £10 per hour as a token of our gratitude.

If you would like more information, have any questions or would like to sign up to the study then please contact me at or call 07973366725.

Many thanks!

UCL volunteers needed

Bhavisha Parmar Senior Audiologist and PhD Student

Primary research supervisor: Dr J Bizley

Secondary supervisor: Dr D Vickers


This study has approval from the UCL Ethics Board (3866/001)

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