Uni HELO - Unilateral Hearing Effects on Life Outcomes

Researchers at Seattle Children's want to learn about how single-side hearing loss affects the daily lives of children and teenagers.

Is this study a good fit for me? 

This study might be a good fit for you if:

  • You have a child over 5 years old with hearing loss in one ear and normal hearing in the other, or
  • You have hearing loss in one ear and you are at least 11 years old.

What happens if I take part in the study?

If you decide to take part in the research study:

  • All parents will be asked survey questions by phone.
  • Parents of children 5-10 years old can join group talks at Children's.
  • Patients 11 years old and older can have one-on-one interviews at Children's .

Parents and patients who take part will get a gift card to thank them for their time. Participants coming to the hospital can be reimbursed for their travel costs and mileage. 

Before you participate

We recommend that all phone survey participants review the following information. These forms outline what happens if you join the study. Signatures are not required.

This study will not benefit you directly, but it will help us better understand your needs.

To take part in this study or for more information, please contact Rose Jones by email or at 206-987-1927.

The principal investigator for this study is Dr. Kathy Sie , director of the Childhood Communication Center .