The ‘Hearing aids for Music’ project delivered by Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Leeds has published its end of project stakeholder report. ‘Hearing Aids for Music: Findings and recommendations for hearing aid users, audiologists, manufacturers and researchers’ 2019
This document will go to audiology professionals in the UK and manufacturers nationally and internationally with recommendations regarding how to improve music perception for those with hearing loss. The findings aim to be relevant to the 11 million people with hearing loss in the UK and beyond and have encompassed as broad a category of stakeholders as possible. The report also highlights the breadth of work encompassed by the project and the range of resources we have developed to help those with hearing loss access music in as many aspects of daily life as possible.
As the team moves on to the next stage of funding applications to develop this work further, Dr Harriet Crook, Trust Lead Healthcare Scientist at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, on behalf of the project team, has offered thanks to the BAA and all the departments and individual members who have supported this project and she hopes this support will continue during the next stages. “The comments from individuals provide a wonderful statement as to why this work is important to quality of life for those with hearing loss and we continue to keep this message at the heart of our research.”
Click here to download the report Hearing-aids-for-music-findings-and-recommendations-25-April-2019 or visit the project website: www.musicandhearingaids.org
This project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.