Participate in Research

Current Study Participation Opportunities

We're recruiting!  Click on the links below to see our flyers, and contact us if you're interested in participating!  Email Lina Reiss at , or call the lab at 503 494-5868.


All Children Ages 6-8 - Development Study

Adults ages 18 and older

Adults ages 18-75 years - Normal Hearing
Adults ages 18-75 years- Hearing Aids
Adults ages 18-75 years- Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid
Adults ages 18-75 years- Bilateral Cochlear Implants


What to Expect at a Research Session


Audio booth control room  Child in experiment
Typically, a research visit will involve:
  • Obtaining informed consent and HIPAA paperwork, and asking hearing related questions
  • Collecting an audiogram (hearing test)
  • Repeating words or sentences in the sound booth
  • Using a computer touch screen to select a word or sound heard in the sound booth
  • Breaks can be taken as needed
Break and sitting area for kids and adultsAmenities:
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, water, and snacks
  • Child-friendly sitting area right next to the booth for spouses, parents, and siblings
  • Children can choose stickers, games, and prizes as additional rewards.
Time Commitment and Scheduling:
  • Varies depending on the study.  See flyers above.
  • May be scheduled on the same day as a clinic visit
  • Weekends and evenings also available
  • All subjects are compensated for their time in the study.  See flyers above for more info.
  • Driving mileage and other transportation costs are also reimbursed.


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Maps, directions, and places to stay


Maps and Directions:

We are located in the Hatfield Research Building at the OHSU Marquam Hill campus. Take Elevator G (If coming from PPV and OHSU hospital, Elevator G is past the 9th floor Plaza Café) to the 4th floor. Our lab is in Room 463.

Map of OHSU Marquam Hill Campus

Parking Map with directions to the lab

Driving Directions to OHSU 

Portland International Airport (PDX)

Inn at Marquam Hill 
Hotel Modera

Portland Bus, Streetcar & Lightrail Schedules:

Taxis and Airport Shuttles:
Portland Taxi Cab
Simon Says Airport Shuttle 


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Other Useful Links for Participants - Things to do in Portland

Things to do in Portland – by TravelPortland

The Original Pancake House

Voodoo Doughnuts

Salt & Straw (ice cream)

Powell’s World of Books


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