Your child could earn up to $150 for participation in a sound sensitivity study

Researchers are seeking youths with and without sound sensitivities to participate in a study. Misophonia is a condition characterized by severe reactions and aversion to certain sounds. The study will help bring awareness to the condition and evaluate the associative learning processes in youths with misophonia, to improve future treatment outcomes. Participation consists of one virtual visit and three in-person visits, which last a total of about 12 hours. Participants can earn up to $150 for their participation in the study.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

  • be 8-17 years old
  • be an English speaker
  • be able to attend one virtual visit via Zoom and three in-person study visits at the COACH lab

Interested? For more information about eligibility and participation, contact the COACH study coordinator at or 443-300-8836. The JH-COACH is part of the Children's Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, located at 550 North Broadway, Suite 206, Baltimore, MD 21205.

This study is approved by the Johns Hopkins Medicine institutional review board. IRB00208976, PI: Joseph McGuire, PhD