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Cochlear Implant Users Needed for Study at NVRC and HLAA

Cochlear Implant Users Needed to Participate in a Study of Video Telephone Services for Lipreading at the HLAA and NVRC 

Direct video telephone calls permit you to see your calling partner while you are talking with them on the phone.

A study is being conducted by Gallaudet University to investigate the level of quality that will lead to effective use of video telephone services for lipreading by people with hearing loss.

Each test session lasts one hour.  Testing will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on:

Wednesday, August 21 at NVRC, 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030, and Thursday, August 22 at HLAA, 7919 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Individuals who are interested in participating:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older,
  2. must be a daily cochlear implant user,
  3. must be fluent in English,
  4. must use the telephone (rather than TTY, Video Relay Services or Text-Based IP Relay) regularly for most of their calls, and
  5. must have normal or near normal (20/30 corrected) vision and no eye disease. (If you use reading glasses, please bring them with you.)

You will be paid $20 for your participation.

Contact Paula Tucker at if you would like to participate at either location.

This study has been approved by the Gallaudet University Institutional Review Board.

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