September 23, 2010

Researchers need Volunteers for a Study on Children's Attitudes Toward Their Peers With Hearing Aids

Study for children

What's that in your ear? Children's attitudes toward their peers with hearing aids.

Participant Criteria
Typically developing children with normal hearing or hearing loss (who wear hearing aids) are currently age 6-7 or 9-10.

This study will look at how children perceive other children with disabilities. The information collected in this study will help us understand peer attitudes toward children with disabilities in the classroom, particularly hearing loss.

During a one-hour visit to the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, children will be asked to:
• Look at photographs of children

• Answer some questions about the pictures, and

• Answer some questions about their experiences with children with disabilities.

E-mail Lindsey Rentmeester at or call 936-5139. Principal investigator: Anne Marie Tharpe, Ph.D.
Other researchers: Lindsey Rentmeester, B.S.