Pupil and heart: Autonomic correlates of listening effort

Are you interested in taking part in a research project that aims to identify physiological indicators of listening effort?

We are looking to recruit participants for a study that examines the heart- and pupil-related responses associated with effortful listening.

Who can take part in this study?

To take part in this study you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are an adult aged 18+
  • You are not hearing impaired.
  • You do not wear a cardiac pacemaker.
  • You are not under treatment for any heart- or eye-related problems.

What will the study involve?

If you do decide to participate in the study, we would like to invite you to our lab to perform a speech-in-noise task twice under varying lighting conditions. We will assess your cardiac and pupil responses while you perform the tasks and in two rest periods directly before each one of the tasks. The session will not take more than 45 minutes.

What are the benefits of participating?

At the end of the study, you will receive an Amazon voucher worth £10. You will help to advance the understanding of autonomic correlates of listening effort, which may lead to improvements in the hearing aid fitting process.

For more information on the study or to register your interest please email Dr Michael Richter.