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Neurological Treatment to Improve the Hearing in Noise Abilities of Older Adults With Hearing Impairments.

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Trial Conditions
  • Presbycusis
What is the purpose of this trial?

Hearing in noisy environments is a perceptual problem that is ubiquitous in modern industrialized societies. This particular listening context offers a particular challenge to individuals living with hearing impairment (30 million in US alone) even after treatment with hearing aids or cochlear implants. The ability of the brain to extract regularities from the environment and suppress distracting information can be improved with intensive cognitive training. The investigators will test whether the hearing in noise abilities of adults living with hearing impairment can be improved with a cognitive training paradigm.

Date & Status

Not yet recruiting

Who can Participate?


50  - 85 



Inclusion Criteria:

- Binaural sensorineural hearing impairment

- Use of binaural hearing aids

- Native English Speaker

Exclusion Criteria:

- Significant cognitive impairment

- Significant motor impairment

- History of neurological disease/head trauma

- Use of psychotropic and thyroid medications

Gender: Both
Steward Physician(s)
  • Daniel Polley, Ph.D.
Trial Interventions
  • Video game based training 1
  • Video game based training 2
Physician Researcher

Investigator Name:

  • Daniel Polley, Ph.D.

Other Information

Sponsor: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Phase: N/A
Trial ID: NCT02147847
Volunteers:  Not Accepting Healthy Volunteers

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