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Children with Hearing Loss Sleep Study

The purpose of the study is to examine sleep in school-age children with hearing loss who experience fatigue.

Age & Gender

  • 6 years ~ 12 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Visits can be combined with regular clinical appointments


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

During the in-person visit, you will meet with a member of the study team and fill out questionnaires. The study involves wearing a sleep-wake tracking watch for 1 week and willingness to complete daily sleep logs during the 1-week period. You will be asked to mail back the sleep-wake tracking watch at the end of the study using a prepaid mail bag.


$100 e-gift card

In-person visits:
Phone or online visits:
Total length of participation:
1 week

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • Your child currently has a diagnosed hearing loss
  • Your child has completed hearing testing at a UNC clinic in the past year

Not eligible if:

  • Your child has a known sleep disorder

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • Your child has no known hearing difficulties or diagnosed hearing loss

Not eligible if:

  • Your child has a known sleep disorder

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

UNC Meadowmont
300 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA

Secondary Visit Location

Bondurant Hall (UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Medicine)
321 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Julia Drouin
Department of Health Sciences - Speech and Hearing Sciences

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Child and Teen Health
Ear, Nose, and Throat

IRB Number


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