The Human Research Subjects Core (HRSC) Query program is a powerful tool in the recruitment of human subjects. The program provides access to a large centralized pool of volunteers comprised of normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children and adults. Eligible volunteers are found using a wide variety of search parameters including age, gender, hearing status, and distance from BTNRH, as well as a number of audiological test results obtained in routine evaluations. It is also possible to query specific degrees and configurations of hearing loss.
In addition to helping researchers recruit human subjects for current project, it can also be used to determine the number of potential volunteers for future projects. The Human Research Subjects Core will also provide researchers with the information necessary to fulfill NIH requirements for the recruitment and treatment of human subjects.