Acronyms

BAA – British Academy of Audiology

BRU – Biomedical Research Unit

BSA – British Society of Audiology

BSc – Bachelor of Sciences

CBT – cognitive behaviour therapy

CLAHRC-EM – NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care – East Midlands

CROS – ‘contralateral routing of signals’ hearing aid

DUET – Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments

EEG – electroencephalography

ENT – Ear, Nose and Throat

EPSRC – Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

fMRI – functional magnetic resonance imaging

GPRD – General Practice Research Database

HADS – Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale

HR – Human Resources

HTA – Health Technology Assessment

IHR – Institute of Hearing Research

MEG – magnetoencephalography

MRC – Medical Research Council

MRI – magnetic resonance imaging

NICE – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NHS – National Health Service

NIRS – near-infrared spectroscopy

NIHR – National Institute for Health Research

NUHT – Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

OME – Otitis Media with Effusion

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy

POMS – Profile of Mood Scale

PPE – Patient and Public Engagement

PPI – Patient and Public Involvement

RfPB – Research for Patient Benefit programme

STAR2 – System for Testing Auditory responses version 2. STAR2 was developed at the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research (MRC IHR). It was funded by MRC and a grant from the Oticon Foundation.

UCL – University College London

UoN – University of Nottingham