Healthy Adult Speakers for Speech

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Speechsomatosensory acuity measurement - Behavioral
18 - 70
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial aims to understand how the brain processes & controls speech in healthy people. 15 participants will do 4 visits of 2-4 hrs each to help people with communication disorders.

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: up to 1 hour

up to 1 hour
Acoustic vowel space measures: AVS/VSA
Somatosensory acuity

Trial Safety

Phase-Based Safety

1 of 3

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Healthy Adult Speakers
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

15 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Healthy Adult Speakers · No Placebo Group · N/A

Healthy Adult SpeakersExperimental Group · 3 Interventions: somatosensory acuity measurement, TMS, Speaking Tasks · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Device, Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 2
Speaking Tasks

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: up to 1 hour

Who is running the clinical trial?

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)NIH
298 Previous Clinical Trials
176,811 Total Patients Enrolled
8 Trials studying Speech
735 Patients Enrolled for Speech
University of Wisconsin, MadisonLead Sponsor
1,102 Previous Clinical Trials
2,900,388 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Speech
15 Patients Enrolled for Speech
Carrie Niziolek, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
1 Previous Clinical Trials
15 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Speech
15 Patients Enrolled for Speech

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 70 · All Participants · 13 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a higher chance of having a seizure.
You have high pressure inside your head.
You have a history of passing out.
You cannot participate if you use illegal drugs.
You can hear and speak normally.
You have not had a stroke or any other neurological condition.
You have metal objects inside your body such as clips, plates or pacemakers that are sensitive to magnets.
You have a severe heart condition.
You are pregnant.
You have a past history of seizures.
Your family has a history of epilepsy.
You are experiencing ongoing sleep problems, including jet lag.
You are experiencing high levels of stress for a long period of time or have recently had a lot of stressful experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this research endeavor accommodate participants aged 55 and above?

"To be eligible for this study, applicants should fall within the 18 to 70-year-old age range. For those under 18 and over 65 years old, separate trials have been established with a total of 5 in all." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is this research endeavor accepting participants currently?

"According to the most recent update on, this medical trial is still in search of suitable applicants. It was first announced on November 18th 2022 and has been ammended as recently as February 1st 2023." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many participants are actively engaged in this clinical endeavor?

"Affirmative. The relevant data on suggests that this research is presently recruiting participants, with 15 patients needed from a single site since it was first posted on November 18th 2022 and most recently updated February 1st 2023." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What qualifications must I meet to participate in this research?

"Fifteen adults, ranging in age from 18 to 70 years old and who are English-speaking with normal hearing and speech abilities, as well as no history of stroke or neurological issues may be eligible for this clinical trial regarding the development of speech." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.