COMIT'ID Study: Tinnitus Online Survey
Core Outcome Measures in Tinnitus – International Delphi
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What is the COMIT’ID Study?
COMIT’ID is an abbreviation of Core Outcome Measures in Tinnitus – International Delphi. The study aims to improve future tinnitus research by standardising what is measured when treatments are tested. To do this we will collect the views of members of the public with tinnitus and people who have a professional interest in tinnitus in order to understand what ‘aspects’ of tinnitus (also known as outcomes) are important to be measured.
If you want to have your say and wish to take part you will be asked to complete an online survey with 3 rounds of questions, each taking up to 60 minutes to complete. These rounds will be sent to you, one after the other, over a period of 5 months. You will then have the opportunity to participate in a final meeting to discuss the survey results.
Who is organising the study?
The study team who will be running this project are based at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit. Deb Hall, Kathryn Fackrell and Harriet Smith make up the core management team.
Deb Hall Kathryn Fackrell Harriet Smith
They are supported by a wider team of international research colleagues: Birgit Mazurek, Haula Haider and Alain Londero; and a dedicated patient and public involvement team: Adele Horobin, Veronica Colley and Brian Thacker. Veronica and Brian are our volunteer tinnitus patient partners and they have been fully involved in developing the surveys and will continue to be involved in the project.
Birgit Mazurek Haula Haider Alain Londero
Adele Horobin Veronica Colley Brian Thacker
Who is funding the study?
The project is funded by the Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit and will be managed by researchers based at this unit. The project has also received additional funding from the British Tinnitus Association and Action on Hearing Loss. The study is being carried out as part of a wider EU-initiative called TINNET, which supports a network of tinnitus researchers across Europe to improve standards in tinnitus research.