Offered by: Nemours Children's
Location: Delaware Valley
Stimulant Medication Effects on Auditory Sensitivity and Acoustic Reflex in Adolescents With ADHD
What is the trial about?
To evaluate auditory sensitivity in teens with ADHD using hearing function tests and to examine the effects of ADHD stimulant medication on hearing function
Who can participate?
ADHD Group: Individuals between the age of 13 and 19 years, diagnosed with ADHD and under treatment with a stimulant medication with the same drug and dosage for at least one year before study visit.
Control Group: Individuals between the age of 13 and 19 years, with no reported difficulties in speech and language development who have normal hearing.
What is involved?
Participants will participate in two sessions conducted on the same day, which will last about 3 to 5 hours.
Participants will be asked to answer questionnaires and take several hearing tests and cognitive tests. Some of the tests need to be repeated in the second session. If the participants are in the ADHD group, the participants will be asked to come to the laboratory before taking their ADHD medication. Then the participants will be asked to take their ADHD medication after the end of the first session. Hearing tests include otoscopic inspection, tympanometry, audiometry, speech in noise test, otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), acoustic reflex thresholds test, loudness discomfort levels test. Speech in noise test, acoustic reflex thresholds test, and loudness discomfort levels test will be repeated in both sessions. We will conduct seven cognitive tests using the NIH Toolbox Cognition.