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We need children and young people between the ages 9-14 to help us with this research project. Because we need to record conversations, we would like participants to come with a friend and accompanied a parent/guardian.
If you are interested in taking part, get in touch.
We will refund your travel costs and participants receive a gift voucher as a thank you for taking part.
What will happen during your visit
You and your friend will be asked to play a ‘spot the difference’ game whilst we record your speech. Before you start, we will explain the game to you and show you the kind of pictures you will be describing (different scenes at the beach, a farm or a high street). You can see pictures and listen to an example of children doing this task here.
You will be seated in two different rooms, and you will communicate through headphones and microphones. You will play three different versions of the game: first you both hear clearly, then your partner will hear your voice in a really odd manner, and in the last round you will hear his/her voice in a strange way. The game should be fun to do, and it doesn’t matter if you don’t find all the differences.
There will be breaks between each of the recording sessions and we will provide refreshments.
After this, we will ask you to name some pictures on a computer screen, and we will record your responses. Lastly you’ll be asked to play a computer game where you have to decide what word you heard against a noisy background. We will also test your hearing with a pure tone audiometer, a common audiological test where you listen through headphones and say if you can hear a beep.
During the visit we are happy to answer any questions you have, and we enjoy telling you about the science behind these experiments. Of course you can decide to pull out at any moment without having to give a reason.
There will be two sessions of about two hours, and these can be split between morning and afternoon, or you can come back for a second day.
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