Patient and public audiology research group – Birmingham
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is setting up a patient and public focused audiology research group and are keen to engage with those with experience, knowledge and opinions around hearing loss.
Currently around 1 in 6 people in the UK have hearing loss and 1 in 10 adults have tinnitus, yet only 1% of the total public and charity investment in medical research was spent on hearing research.
If this is this something you feel strongly about and you want to help shape audiology research to be more relevant for you, then this group could be for you.
Organisers want to:
- Understand the experiences of people with hearing loss, and their family and friends, and how it affects their lives
- Provide information about ongoing hearing loss research and the opportunity to influence how that research is conducted and disseminated
- Provide a forum where people affected by hearing loss, researchers and health professionals can come together and talk in a relaxed and informal environment
The group aims to meet four times a year at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and refreshments will be provided. Even if you are unable to attend, we are happy to send you notes and papers from the meeting and to hear from you via email, letter or telephone.
If you are interested, please contact O&AResearch@uhb.nhs.uk for further details.