Hearing Loss clinical trials at UCSF
4 in progress, 2 open to eligible people
Hearing loss means not being able to hear well. UCSF has clinical trials to help people with hearing loss. One study helps with cochlear implants and the way they work. Another study is looking at how teletherapy can help children who are deaf or hard of hearing with speech and language skills.
CT Guided CI Programming
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
The current standard of care for cochlear implants (CI) does not address the significant pitch-place mismatch that is inherent in cochlear implantation (see detailed description below). The present study uses postoperative Flat Panel (higher resolution than standard) CT imaging to measure where CI electrodes sit within an individual's cochlea; doing so allows for more accurate frequency mapping (and thus pitch perception). The hypothesis of this study is that long-term (1 year) use of CT image-based frequency maps, beginning on the first day of CI activation, will improve user performance in the areas of speech and music perception, as compared to the use of default programming settings.
San Francisco, California
Teletherapy in Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
open to eligible people ages 0 months to 27 months
This study seeks to determine the effectiveness of speech/language teletherapy to address disparities in speech and language outcomes in children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HH). The investigators will enroll D/HH children aged 0-27 months. 140 children who are publicly insured will be randomized to receive usual clinical care or to be given access to an 18-month course of speech-language teletherapy program. 70 children who are privately insured will also be enrolled and will receive usual care. Children will undergo, at baseline and every 9 months thereafter to a study endpoint of 18 months, for a total of 3 timepoints, a battery of in-person and parent-report assessments designed to provide a comprehensive measurement of the child's auditory function, speech, verbal- and non-verbal communication, spoken language, and quality of life.
Oakland, California and other locations
Expanded Indications in the MED-EL Pediatric Cochlear Implant Population
Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only
The purpose of this investigation is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of MED-EL cochlear implants in children 7 months to 5 years, 11 months of age who fall outside the current FDA-approved candidacy criteria and, yet, continue to demonstrate insufficient functional access to sound with appropriately fit hearing aids and aural habilitation.
Oakland, California and other locations
Randomized Controlled Trial of Valganciclovir for Cytomegalovirus Infected Hearing Impaired Infants
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
The overall goal of this study is to determine the clinical benefit and safety of antiviral therapy for asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infected hearing-impaired infants. We will conduct a multi-center double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial to determine whether hearing-impaired infants with asymptomatic cCMV have better hearing and language outcomes if they receive valganciclovir antiviral treatment. We will also determine the safety of antiviral valganciclovir therapy for asymptomatic cCMV-infected hearing impaired infants. This study will be unique in that the cohort enrolled will only include hearing-impaired infants with asymptomatic cCMV. Primary Objective: To determine if treatment of cCMV-infected hearing impaired infants with isolated hearing loss with the antiviral drug valganciclovir reduces the mean slope of total hearing thresholds over the 20 months after randomization compared to untreated cCMV-infected infants with isolated hearing loss. Main Secondary Objectives: 1. To determine if valganciclovir treatment improves the following outcomes when compared to the control group: 1. The slope of best ear hearing thresholds over the 20 months after randomization. 2. The MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI) percentile score for words produced at 20 months of age. 2. To evaluate safety measures based on all grade 3 or greater new adverse events designated by the NIAID Division of AIDS (DAIDS) toxicity tables.
San Francisco, California and other locations
Our lead scientists for Hearing Loss research studies include Dylan K Chan, MD, PhD Charles Limb.