Participate in Research

If you are interested in participating in any of our research studies please call (217) 265-6574 or email mudar.lab@gmail.com.

Impact of Hearing Loss on Brain and Cognition in Older Adults

We are seeking volunteers 55 years and older who have hearing loss for a research study being conducted to better understand the relationship between hearing ability and neurocognitive functions. This study will take place at the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. There is no cost for participation, and volunteers will be compensated for their participation in the study. Parking will be available at no cost to the participant.

You may be eligible if

  • you are 55 years or older
  • you are medically healthy
  • you have hearing loss in one or both ears

You may not be eligible if

  • you have a history of psychological or neurological illness
  • you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • you have severe cognitive or physical impairments

Neural Markers of Strategic Attention

This study is examining the effects of healthy cognitive aging and mild cognitive impairment on strategic attention and learning through behavioral and electroencephalographic measures. This study will take place at the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. There is no cost for participation, and volunteers will be compensated for their participation in the study. Parking will be available at no cost to the participant.

You may be eligible if you

  • are 18-30 years old OR 45-89 years or older
  • a native English speaker
  • have a minimum of high school education (or equivalent)
  • are medically healthy

You may not be eligible if you have

  • a history of psychological or neurological illness
  • a history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • severe cognitive or physical impairments