Participate in research studies
Learn how you can get involved with our research for infant hearing and tinnitus
Many of our research projects depend on volunteers to come in and be a participant in our studies. Please see projects currently recruiting participants below.
Participate in infant hearing research
Is your child under 24 months?
We’re seeking babies with and without hearing loss to participate in a research project to find more effective ways to test hearing.
We have developed a new, child-friendly hearing test called EarGenie™ that uses light to measure hearing.
The research team needs your help to develop and refine EarGenie for use in audiology clinics, so that children born deaf are diagnosed and get the best care as early as possible.
Your baby would sleep through the test while their brain’s response to sounds is measured using gentle near-infrared light.
Participate in tinnitus research
Are you an adult with tinnitus or an individual over 50 without tinnitus? The Bionics Institute is seeking people over 18 with chronic tinnitus to take part in a research study to develop an objective measure of tinnitus.
Our tinnitus research study aims to develop an objective test to measure tinnitus severity using a cap that shines a gentle near-infrared light onto the head.
We are collecting data from individuals with tinnitus, we also need data from people who do not experience tinnitus.
Once we know how to measure tinnitus objectively, we can move forward into investigating which treatments work.
Concerns and complaints
Research participants who have a concern or a complaint about the conduct of a human research project can contact the Bionics Institute Clinical Research Manager by email or phone (03) 9667 7581. Complaints will be treated confidentially. In any correspondence, please provide the name of the project title, project number or principal investigator’s name.