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Survey: Priorities for Dementia and Hearing Research

Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre have launched a short 10-minute survey (BSL version available) to collect priority questions for future research about the connection between dementia and hearing. 

This work is led by the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Research UK and RNID, supported by the James Lind Alliance.  

The survey is open to the general public; members of the Deaf community; people living with mild cognitive decline or dementia; people living with hearing conditions (e.g., hearing loss, tinnitus, sound sensitivity, balance problems); supporters (e.g., family carers, close friends); and health and social care professionals.  

About this partnership

The Co-existing Dementia and Hearing Conditions Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is working with people living with dementia and/or hearing conditions, their supporters, and clinicians to identify uncertainties about risk reduction, diagnosis, and treatment for these conditions. The PSP is also interested in dementia and the Deaf community.

Dementia and hearing-related conditions, for example, hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis, are common and often co-exist. The co-occurrence of dementia and hearing conditions can impede their diagnosis and management and can substantially affect the quality of life of people living with these conditions and their families.

The PSP is being carried out by the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the University of Nottingham in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) and the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID).

Have your say about dementia and hearing research

Use the below link to complete the survey.

Please also share with others who may be interested in completing the survey.