New research project at the National Acoustic Laboratories

We are seeking adult participants with

  1. English as a first language;
  2. Between ages of 18-80 years old
  3. Moderate or moderate-severe hearing loss in both ears
  4. at least 18 months wearing hearing aids in both ears; and
  5. normal vision or corrected-to-normal vision.

The aim of this project is to investigate whether the advanced features of a hearing aid can help reduce the effort required in daily conversations.

This study will involve 3 appointments at the Australian Hearing Hub.

  • At the first appointment we will test your hearing and ask you to complete some memory and reading tasks.
  • At the second appointment, you will be fitted with new  hearing aids for you to trial for 4-6 weeks
  • At the third appointment, you will do a speech-in-noise listening task while we monitor your brain waves with EEG.

You will receive $175 at the end of the third appointment in appreciation of your participation.

If you would like to find out more please email Angela Wong at 

At the first appointment a hearing test will determine your candidacy for this study.

Approval Number  AHHREC2019-12