Social engagement survey study
We've launched a new survey to assess a questionnaire for its use in measuring the impact of hearing loss on social engagement.
What will I need to do if I take part?
Taking part in this study involves:
- Completing an online survey, which contains a small number of questionnaires, at your earliest convenience.
- Approximately two weeks after you have completed the survey, we will email you to ask you to complete a second online survey that contains just one short questionnaire
Contact us for more information or to take part
Please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0115 823 2631. You will receive a reply from Alia or from Eithne, who is supervising this project.
Why are we doing this research?
- Currently, there are 11 million people with a hearing loss in the UK.
- Many people with hearing loss find social participation difficult. For example, they can find it difficult to participate in conversations in noisy places, like pubs, restaurants, and parties.
- People can get interventions to help with hearing loss (e.g. hearing aids) in audiology clinics. However the impact of interventions on social participation in patients is difficult to measure.
- The aim of our research is to assess the quality of a new questionnaire that measures social participation.
- We want to find out if it is an accurate and dependable measure that can be used quickly and easily with patients to gather useful information in audiology clinics.
Who do we want to take part?
- We are looking for participants who:
- Are 18 years of age or over (no upper age limit)
- Have good written English (English does not have to be your first language)
- Are able to read letters on a computer screen (wearing glasses is fine)
- Have hearing loss (any level of hearing loss, including mild hearing loss)
How will I benefit if I take part?
You may not benefit personally from being in this research study. However, your views will help to improve the questionnaire that we have created so that it can be used in audiology clinics in the future to measure whether interventions for hearing loss can improve social engagement.
If you choose to take part in this study, you will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of three high-street vouchers to the values of £75, £50, and £25.