The Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss (CUHL) study is conducted by the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) and aims to investigate the impact of unilateral hearing loss on young children; and to determine the relative effectiveness of early fitting for improving language development. There is currently no high quality evidence on how to best manage unilateral hearing loss in young children. NAL is inviting families to join after their child is identified with a unilateral hearing loss and will monitor their speech, language and hearing development with our specialist team of Audiologists and Speech Pathologists.
We are currently in the process of recruiting children born after May 2014 who are diagnosed with a unilateral hearing loss. If you are interested in participating and have a child under 12months of age born with a unilateral hearing loss, please contact us through our contact page or alternatively email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We will also be looking into outcomes of school-aged children with unilateral hearing loss. If you have a child born between 2002 and 2007 who was diagnosed at birth with a unilateral hearing loss, we would love to hear from you! Children participating in this study will have their speech and language as well as their speech perception assessed. Parents receive reports for both speech and language as well as speech perception testing at no cost to the family as it is done as part of a research study. Contact us through our contact page or alternatively email us at email@example.com for more information.