Sunday, March 21, 2010

Student Researcher needs young CI users to participate in a online survey

A deaf/hh graduate student majoring in Audiology at Gallaudet University is doing a research study project titled "Young Adults’ Perspectives on Their Communication Experiences with Cochlear Implants."

He is looking for participants (with cochlear implants) that would like to share their thoughts and communication experiences using their cochlear implants. He has created an online survey for those who would like to participate. Please click on the link below. It takes about 20-30 minutes to complete the survey.

This study is not limited only to Cochlear Implant users who use ASL, but anyone who is above the age of 18 and has a cochlear implant. Your help to reach out to the emerging population of cochlear implant users to participate the online survey would be greatly appreciated.

This research study has been approved by the the Institutional Review Board.


Anonymous said...

It is an invalid study because anyone can make up answers. I was alerted about this study and I was even told to complete this survey even though I am hearing for the hell of it. Wow! You really need to get proof that people do have CIs.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous:

You made a good point. However, all research studies have certain flaws. If this study were to ask for proof that they have CIs, then it would have to reveal the participants' names, which would not be in compliance with the IRB policy. This study is being conducted with sincere hope that the participants are being honest. Thank you for pointing out that you're hearing. That's being honest.