Who can participate?
Ø Men and Women 18-40 or 55-70 years of age
Ø Native speaker of American English
Ø Blood pressure <160/100mmHg
Ø Can take anti-hypertensive or lipid lowering medications
Ø Not taking beta blocker medications
Ø Free of alcohol and drug dependence
Ø Women over age 60 must be post-menopausal
Ø Normal middle ear function
Ø Normal hearing or symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss in both ears
Ø No history of head injury, diabetes, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, heart attack, hearing loss present at birth or current hearing aid use.
What will I do in the study?
v Participate in 2 laboratory visits:
o Visit 1: Informed consent and Health and Hearing History Questionnaires, International Physical Activity Questionnaire and resting blood pressure, height and weight, diagnostic hearing evaluation and cognitive measures.
o Visit 2: Resting measures of cardiovascular function, body composition, muscular strength and blood draw.
v Participants will be asked to avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours prior to Visit 1.
v Participants will be asked to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and exercise 24 hours and fast 8-10 hours (water only) prior to Visit 2.
Where does the testing occur?
v Ball State University: Health & Physical Activity Building: Human Performance Laboratory, HP 233 and Health Professions Building, HPB 269
Interested? For more Information: Please contact Dr. Lynn Bielski: email@example.com or Dr. Brad Fleenor: firstname.lastname@example.org; (765)-285-1811and mention “Ears, Brain and Heart Study”