Current Stimulation for Cochlear Implant Patients - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to find out if a brain stimulation technique called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is beneficial for people with a cochlear implant (CI) when it is combined with home-based auditory training. We want to see if there are any improvements in speech perception performance after a 4-week training period for people with CIs.
Who Can Participate in the Study?
Adults ages 18+ who:
- Have a unilateral Cochlear Implant device that has been in use for at least 1 year
- Have high speed internet access (for computer-based training and weekly video calls)
For more information about who can join this study, please contact the study team at Amy.Walker1@duke.edu or 919-684-1732.
What is Involved?
If you choose to join this study, you will:
- Do 4 weeks of computer-based training that includes tDCS sessions
- Fill out study diaries to share your experiences and opinions regarding the training and tDCS
- Visit our clinic for 2 in-person follow-up visits after you finish the program