Exploring the experiences of adults with hearing difficulties and their families

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Institution; University of Queensland

Status; Now closed. Commenced early 2020.

Researchers at the University of Queensland are conducting a study to better understand the experiences of adults with hearing difficulties and their significant others.

We are recruiting adults with hearing difficulties since adulthood, aged 50+ years, with and without hearing aids, and their significant others (e.g., friend, neighbour, partner, adult child, colleague).

Participation will include:
A hearing test
• Questionnaires
• Interviews with a researcher
• Smartphone surveys
• Video-recording conversations with you and others

The first three activities will be completed at a time and location suited to you and your significant other (e.g., at a local library, at UQ campus, or at your home) over at least two meetings with a member of the research team.

The smartphone surveys and video-recording conversations are completed within your own time over a two-week period.

To thank you for your time, both you and your significant other will each receive a $50 gift voucher. For more information or to register interest, please contact Anna Francis on (07) 3443 2432 or anna.francis1@uq.edu.au.

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2019001869]