Research projects requesting your input

Research Project: Reliability and inter-rater reliability of otoscopic examination by audiological practitioners using video-otoscopic images

Dear Colleague,

We aim to evaluate qualified Audiologists and ATO’s Otoscopy skills using a series of images of ear drums in various conditions and with various pathologies. The survey is part of an MSc project conducted by the UCL Ear Institute, and it has been reviewed and approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee. It will take about 20 minutes to complete.

All you need to do is look at the images presented and select, from the multiple-choice options, if you are looking at an abnormal ear drum and deem it abnormal, what condition/pathology can you identify?

Before you participate, however, there is a section of personal information required. This information is important to the study, as we hope to analyse if there are trends between participants’ scores and factors related to clinical and educational experience. The information we require will be regarding your professional qualifications, and clinical experience. No participant identifiable information will be gathered at this stage, and your individual results will not be accessible to anyone but yourselves and our research team. Your answers will be made available when you submit your completed quiz.

Prize Draw:

As a thank you for taking part, we would like to offer you the chance to be entered in our prize draw. 1 lucky winner will randomly be picked to receive a £50 voucher (yet to be decided). For entrance into the prize draw, we require you to provide an email address to contact you if you win. However, entry is optional, and your email address is not required to participate in this quiz.

The link to the survey is here: Otoscopy Quiz

Thank you for your time, and good luck!

Dean Iles and Hannah Cooper

UCL Ear Institute