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Sound Sensitivity Study

Project end date: October 31, 2023

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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]

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