We are currently seeking participants for the Tinnitus and COVID Survey, Misophonia related study. If you are interested and eligible, please find the survey link in their respective sections. If you would like to participate in future tinnitus studies, please fill out the google form (at the end of this page) so that we can contact you in the future.

Flyer for Tinnitus and COVID related study

Tinnitus and COVID Survey

Research is sponsored by the Rainwater Charitable Foundation and approved by the IRB at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tinnitus, also known as “ringing in the ears,” is a common hearing disorder in adults. The goal of this study is to investigate the impact of COVID on tinnitus, with a focus on COVID-related tinnitus. COVID-related tinnitus is defined as having tinnitus after COVID infection or vaccination for COVID or having tinnitus as one of the long COVID symptoms. If you have pre-existing tinnitus before the pandemic, or have/had COVID-related tinnitus, please participate in the study to help us better understand the impact of COVID on an individual’s quality of life. If interested, please complete the online survey:

Misophonia related study

Are you between the ages of 18-25? You may be eligible to participate in this research study.   

We are investigating the audiological and psychological aspects of misophonia using surveys, behavior, and brain imaging studies. This study will help us better understand the condition of misophonia and associated audiological, psychological, and neurological profiles.  

If you would like to participate in this study, you will be required to complete an online survey form and will be compensated with a $5 gift card. Please find the link for the online survey below: Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

If you qualify, you may be invited for additional 2-3 visits lasting 2-2.5 hours each. Compensation will be provided at $10 per hour for in-lab testing.

For more information, contact Your interest is greatly appreciated.

Tinnitus related studies

Studies are conducted on the University of Illinois campus. Please contact us if you are interested in being a participant for one of our studies. Not everyone will meet the requirements for our current projects, but there may be other opportunities in the future for participation.

You can contact us by phone or email:
Tel: 217-333-7561

We need participants who fit any or all the following criteria:

  • Normal Hearing
  • Hearing Loss
  • Tinnitus
  • No Tinnitus

The studies are being conducted by Fatima Husain, PhD, of the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are looking for healthy adults between the ages of 21-64, normal or corrected-to-normal vision, with no history of neurological or psychological illness (except for depression or anxiety for which they are currently taking medications), no chronic health problems and no history of drug or alcohol abuse. If interested, please contact us. Individuals will be paid for their participation and will also be reimbursed for parking.