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Audiological Diagnosis and Management of Hyperacusis in the United States

The University of Texas at Dallas

Authors / Faculty: Dr. Kelly Jahn, AuD, PhD; Chelsea Koach, B.S.
Contact Person: Chelsea Koach
End Date: 1/31/2023

Given the lack of evidence-based protocols for the diagnosis and management of hyperacusis, there is a pressing need to understand what audiologists actually do when patients with reduced sound tolerance seek evaluation and treatment at their clinics. In this survey study, we seek to understand the current trends surrounding audiological testing and intervention for hyperacusis in the United States (US). This information will provide a crucial first step toward the development of systematic, evidence-based clinical protocols for working with patients that have difficulty tolerating sound.

It is expected that the full survey will require less than 30 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous. Upon completion of this survey, you may choose to enter a raffle to win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards.

If you have any questions please contact the Principal Investigator, Kelly Jahn, AuD, PhD, at neuro-aud-lab@utdallas.edu.

This study has been reviewed and approved by The University of Texas at Dallas Institutional Review Board. If you have questions about your rights as a study participant or want to report a research related concern, you may contact The University of Texas at Dallas Human Subjects Research Office at (972) 883-4575.

Speech-Language Pathologist Service & Provider Survey (SPS)

University of Iowa

Authors / Faculty: Lindsey Carter, Elizabeth Walker
Contact Person: Lindsey Carter
End Date: 6/1/2022

We invite you to participate in a research study being conducted by investigators from The University of Iowa.

The purpose of the study is to collect survey information on the professional preparation of speech-language pathologists in the area of aural rehabilitation for children (i.e., birth to 18 years). Studies like this one are important in providing insight into current professional preparation to best serve the deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) patient population.

If you agree to participate, the project will involve completing an online electronic survey that may take 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey will include questions that focus on demographic characteristics, region, professional preparation, and comfort levels of performing tasks in aural rehabilitation. Open-ended questions are provided to allow you to expand on your responses or to add comments. You are free to skip any questions that you prefer not to answer.

You will not receive any direct benefits from participating in this study. Findings from the proposed study might benefit speech-language pathologists in the future by adding to the existing literature on understanding professional preparation for speech-language pathologists in aural rehabilitation. Participants may choose to submit an email address to be entered into a drawing for one of twenty $15 gift cards to Amazon. Submission of an email address is not required if the participant does not wish to be entered in the raffle.

Information obtained during this study which could identify you will be kept strictly confidential. The summarized findings with no identifying information may be published in an academic journal or presented at a scholarly conference. Your confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. Specifically, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties.

Taking part in this research study is completely voluntary.  If you do not wish to participate in this study, you are free to withdraw from participation at any time or to choose not to participate at all, and by doing so, you will not be penalized or lose benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.

If you have questions about the rights of research subjects, please contact the Human Subjects Office, 105 Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, 600 Newton Rd, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA  52242-1098, (319) 335-6564, or e-mail irb@uiowa.edu.

We encourage you to ask questions.  If you have any questions about the research study itself, please contact: Lindsey Carter or Elizabeth Walker at lindsey-carter@uiowa.edu or (319)467-4304 in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa.

Thank you very much for your consideration of this research study.

Graduate SLP Programs Toward SLP Preparedness for Working with Trans Populations

Syracuse University

Authors / Faculty: Stephanie McMillen, PhD, CCC-SLP
Contact Person: Alex Middleton
Phone:
End Date: 5/6/2022

The Diversity in Language & Literacy (DILL) Lab at Syracuse University is currently recruiting Speech Language Pathologists and SLP clinical fellows in the US to participate in a new research study: Graduate SLP Programs Toward SLP Preparedness for Working with Trans Populations. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the knowledge SLPs in the US currently have regarding working clinically with Transgender clients. No prior experience working with Transgender populations is necessary! 

To participate in this study, SLPs will take a 15 minute survey about their SLP education and training for working with Transgender populations, including their clinical experiences and cultural knowledge of Transgender populations. To be eligible, participants must be age 18 or older and currently practicing as an SLP or SLP Clinical Fellow in the United States. Participants will be entered into a raffle with an anticipated 1 in 5 chance of winning a $10 Amazon egift card. 

School SLPs’ Identification of Language Disorders in Kindergarten Children

University of Kansas

Authors / Faculty: Mollee Sultani, MA, CCC-SLP and Holly Storkel, PhD, CCC-SLP
Contact Person: Mollee Sultani
End Date: 5/7/2022

School SLPs: share your experience on identifying language concerns! We know that it can be difficult to navigate the challenge of identifying language concerns in kindergarteners. We’re interested in better understanding how SLPs approach this challenge. You can help us by taking a short online survey (~10 min) for a study on kindergarten language screening. We will use the survey results to identify common barriers and solutions to improve identification of language impairment. Access the survey here: https://kusurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IllRpvjA9HxA22

If you have questions, please contact the researcher, Mollee Sultani, MA, CCC-SLP, PhD Candidate at the University of Kansas, at mollee@ku.edu. This study has been approved by the University of Kansas Human Research Protection Program.

Wideband Acoustic Immittance Clinician Survey

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Authors / Faculty: Sarah Al-Salim, AuD CCC-A and Gabrielle Merchant, PhD, AuD CCC-A
Contact Person: Sarah Al-Salim
Link to Participate: https://redcap.link/WAI
End Date: 3/1/2022

Attention clinical audiologists! The TAPP Lab at Boys Town National Research Hospital wants to learn
more about your use of wideband acoustic immittance (WAI, also called wideband tympanometry,
absorbance and/or reflectance) in clinical practice and why you have or have not adopted WAI into your
diagnostic clinical battery. We want to hear about the factors that support or inhibit your own use of
WAI. We hope this may help drive future research questions or work to support the translation of these
measures.

Please take 10-15 minutes to complete our brief, anonymous online survey and share your thoughts on
the use of WAI in clinical practice: https://redcap.link/WAI. Please respond to the survey by March 1st,
2022.

SLP Perspectives on the use of Telepractice in the Health Care Setting

Western Michigan University

Authors / Faculty: Heather Isaacson
Contact Person: Heather Isaacson, Ed.S., CCC-SLP
End Date: 3/1/2022
Hello!
Your perspective matters as we begin to reimagine the future of telepractice.

You are invited to participate in a research project titled User Perspectives on Telepractice: A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists’ use of Telepractice in the Health Care Setting.

The purpose of the study is to examine the speech-language pathologist’s confidence, attitudes, and perceptions of telepractice for the implementation of assessment and intervention for individuals with communication disorders.

Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:
1. Licensed, certified Speech-language pathologist.

2. Have implemented telepractice in the health care setting.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey consists of twenty-five items. Open-ended questions seeking comments related to barriers and facilitators of telepractice will be included. Your replies will be completely anonymous, so do not put your name anywhere on the survey.

This project was approved by the Western Michigan University Institutional Review Board (WMU IRB) on September 28, 2021.

SLP, PhD Candidate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Authors / Faculty: Martha Blaess, MA, CCC-SLP; Kathrin Eliot, PhD, RDN/LD
Contact Person: Martha Blaess
Phone: 4059198009
Link to Participate: https://redcap.link/fguze09r
End Date: 2/6/2022

I am Martha Blaess, a speech-language pathologist and doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

I am seeking speech-language pathologists and registered dietitians to participate in my doctoral research study.

Further information about the research study:

The first phase involves a survey regarding selective eating in children with autism. SURVEY LINK: https://redcap.link/fguze09r

The second phase involves an interview on Zoom concerning further aspects of treating selective eating in children with autism. This will occur following completion of the survey.

Your participation in one or both phases of this research study is much appreciated and will assist in identifying clinician treatment knowledge and use of evidence-based treatment methods to treat selective eating in children with ASD. The study will also reveal strengths and areas for improvement regarding RD and SLP collaboration when treating selective eating in autism.

You may be financially compensated for your time.

Warmly,

Martha Blaess
martha-blaess@ouhsc.edu

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