Research Participation

GNC engages in various types of research designed to further advancements in the treatment of movement disorders.  Volnuteer research subjects are currently being sought for the projects listed below.

For more information or to participate, please call GNC at 724-588-1324.


How Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders Affect Hearing

Time commitment required: Two hours of participation, one or two sessions

Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders. GNC is conducting research trying to understand how Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders affects hearing, particularly for complex sounds such as another person’s speech. Volunteers with and without Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders are needed. Participants will listen to different sounds and then indicate what they heard, similar to playing a video game. Patients with Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders will be tested early in the morning before taking their usual first dose of medications for their Parkinson’s disease or other Movement Disorder and then one hour after taking those medications. All participants will have brief testing of memory and thinking. Participation is voluntary, is not monetarily compensated, and volunteers can withdraw from participation at any time.