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Sound Sensitivity Study
Project end date: October 31, 2023
We are recruiting autistic youth (ager 12 and up) and adults who have specific issues with sound sensitivity to test new technology to help manage challenges with sounds
About the Study:
Participation in this study will be divided into three sessions:
- Session 1: You will be asked to complete online questionnaires about your experiences with sound sensitivity.
- Session 2: You will listen to certain sounds at different volumes through a set of headphones to determine your comfort level with these sounds. We will then use our new technology to help with sound sensitivity and ask you for your input.
- Session 3: You will be asked to wear a virtual reality headset (VR) to become immersed in virtual environments that contain sounds, and you will be asked to rate your comfort levels with these sounds. Sessions 2 and 3 can be completed together or on separate days.
Each session will take approximately 1 – 1.5 hours We are offering $30/hour or portion thereof
Who Can Participate?
Autistic youth and adults with a diagnosis (ages 12+) who live in the Lower Mainland of B.C. and experience over-reactivity to sounds in general and/or certain types of sounds
If you are interested in participating, please contact: Meryssa Waite at: [email protected]
Visit https://aelsfu.ca/participate/ for more information.Posted on July 7, 2023