Research projects requesting your input

Occupational Stress in UK Audiologists

You are invited to participate in the student research project titled:

“Occupational Stress in UK Audiologists

This research forms part of a student dissertation which is being completed as part of the MSc Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences) at the University of Manchester.

Occupational stress can have a range of negative effects. This project aims to assess the levels and sources of occupational stress amongst Audiologists in the UK.

The study involves an online survey which takes 10-15 minutes and involves rating how stressful different situations encountered as an Audiologist are.

Your participation would be greatly appreciated by the researcher and may contribute to an increased understanding of occupational stress amongst Audiologists, and more generally amongst healthcare roles.

To take part, you must be a Registered Audiologist working in the UK.

If you are willing to participate, please follow the link below which will also provide further detail about the research project and full details of inclusion criteria. Please feel free to contact me with any queries, and to share this invitation with any eligible individuals.

Ryan Phillips, Student Researcher – MSc Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences), University of Manchester

Healthcare professionals' attitudes towards artificial intelligence (AI)

You have been invited to participate in a research project investigating healthcare professionals’ attitudes towards artificial intelligence (AI) in ear and hearing health. As a practicing GP, audiologist, ENT specialist, ENT SAS grade doctor, or trainee in these fields, your experiences are crucial in understanding the factors that affect perception of AI in hearing health. This research is funded by Health Education England and will contribute towards the award of a doctoral research degree.

Please follow this link to take a survey (Take the Survey), which should take around 10-12 minutes to complete. You will only be required to participate only once in the survey cycle before it closes on 30th April 2023.

The Participant Information Sheet contains more detailed information about the study, details how you were selected and covers confidentiality safeguards.

Your participation is valued and confidential.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at:

Kind regards,


Mr Babatunde Oremulé

Specialty Registrar in ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

PhD Candidate, Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester.

 Follow this link to the Survey: Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your Internet browser:

Scan the QR code to the Survey: 

Working as hearing care professionals with lived experience of hearing loss (D/deafness)

We are conducting focus groups to explore the impact of lived experience of hearing loss (D/deafness) on the role of a hearing care professional, to understand the challenges surrounding work, what support they have received, and their priorities for the profession.

If you are a hearing care professional with hearing loss (D/deafness), we would value your participation in this 90 minute focus group on MS teams.

Saima Rajasingam is conducting this study in collaboration with Joanne Smith (co-I with lived experience of hearing loss).

For more information, please email:

Thank you for your help with this study.

An exploration of the experiences of Clinicians working in Adult Cochlear Implants departments in the UK

Calling all qualified Clinical Scientists and Audiologists who work in the Adults Cochlear Department in the UK.

If you are a qualified audiology professional who assessed adults who have been unsuccessful in gaining a cochlear implant in the UK. (Audiology professional refers to Clinical Scientists and Audiologists).

You are invited to participate in a short 20-30-minute online survey.

My name is Alexandra Hatchett, and I am an MSc Rehabilitative Audiology student from the School of Health Sciences at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

As part of my degree course, I am undertaking a research project for my dissertation. The topic is: How do clinicians working in the UK Adult NHS Cochlear Departments support adult patients with severe to profound hearing loss who are unsuccessful in gaining a cochlear implant?

Your participation is valuable, and the findings from this research could influence management plans for future patients who do not fulfil the cochlear implant assessment but struggle with their hearing aids. These patients might benefit from support not currently available, improving their well-being.

The researcher is not aware of any risks associated with participating in this study.

If you are interested, please click the link below to complete the survey.–in-the-uk

Please contact the independent adviser or myself with any questions regarding the study for managing individuals unsuccessful in gaining a cochlear implant.

Participants Information Sheet

Remote Audiology Project: Professional opinions on the use of Remote Audiology tools for the pre-assessment and assessment of patients

Title of study: Remote Audiology Project: Professional opinions on the use of Remote Audiology tools for the pre-assessment and assessment of patients.

Department: UCL Ear Institute

Name and contact details of the researcher: Bethan Probert

Name and contact details of the principal researcher: Dr Hannah Cooper & Professor Jennifer Linden

This study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethic Committee – Approval ID number 12585/10

Invitation Paragraph

You are being invited to participate in a research study about professional opinions on the use of remote audiology tools for the screening, pre-assessment and assessment of patients. This study is being conducted by Bethan Probert who is an MSc Advanced Audiology student at the UCL Ear Institute and is supervised by Dr Hannah Cooper and Professor Jennifer Linden (Lecturers in Audiology).

What is the project’s purpose?

We are aiming to explore the opinions of professionals who work in Audiology regarding the use of remote audiology tools to complete hearing tests and questionnaires and what are the benefits and limitations of using these tools.

Who should take part?
Please take this survey if you are an audiologist currently working in the UK.

Do I have to take part?

It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part, you will be asked to agree to this before you begin.

What will happen to me if I take part?

The questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. Submitting your questionnaire implies that you have given consent to participate. If you wish to withdraw you can simply to close the questionnaire and your data will not be counted. As questionnaires are submitted anonymously you will not be able to withdraw your data after you have submitted it.

Continue to survey here

Professional opinions of radio aid provision for deaf babies and toddlers

UCL Ear Institute Survey – Professional opinions of radio aid provision for deaf babies and toddlers.

We would like to invite you to participate in a study conducted by the UCL Ear Institute. We want to understand more about paediatric audiology professionals’ opinions about using radio aid technology with children under 18 months of age.

Do you work with deaf children aged 0-18 months? If so, please participate in our anonymous survey to explore the insights of professionals into using radio aids in children under 18 months of age. You can also leave your email address to enter a prize draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.

The link to the survey is here: UCL research survey

Hyperacusis in children – PhD research

A team from the University of Nottingham is looking for parents to take part in an interview  or complete an online questionnaire about their children’s experiences of sound-sensitivity (hyperacusis). The data will be used to develop a child-tailored measure of hyperacusis to support clinicians and enable future research trials on treatments. Can you help by sharing this with parents?

Click here: University of Nottingham Research Survey