Redbridge & District

Research

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Call for Hearing Test Volunteers
We are a group of researchers at University College London (UK). We are studying the effect of hearing problems on quality of life. We are especially interested in comparing the effect of hearing loss that occurs as one gets older with the hearing loss that occurs in a certain rare neurological condition (infratentorial superficial siderosis). This study will help us understand how hearing problems may affect the quality of life in both groups and how they differ between the two. This may be valuable in the clinical setting in the future.

We would like to invite individuals who are:
1. at least 18 years of age
AND
2. who have a known/CONFIRMED diagnosis of either:
-Age-related hearing loss
OR
-Superficial siderosis (infratentorial), also known as superficial siderosis of the central nervous system.

Taking part in this study is entirely voluntary and your responses will be anonymous. The study consists of 5-7 commonly used quality-of-life and hearing-specific questionnaires, and a number of study-specific questions. It may take approximately 1 hour to complete, but you can pause it at any time and resume where you left off. Full description of the study can be found in the file attached below. If you decide to participate in this study, we will ask you to provide your consent. (Download the Participant Information Sheet)

The study has been approved by the Ethics Committee of University College London, UK (Study ID 17413/001).

Study team:
Study co-ordinator Dr Natallia Kharytaniuk email: n.kharytaniuk@ucl.ac.uk
Study co-ordinator Mr Amir Ala Mazaheri email: amir.mazaheri.19@ucl.ac.uk
Chief Investigator Professor Doris-Eva Bamiou email: d.bamiou@ucl.ac.uk

We thank you for considering participating in our study.

Posted on 22nd April 2020