THE FIRST OF ITS KIND


About 1 in 5 people have a problem with hearing at some stage in their lives.
The purpose of this study is to help us better understand how to support people affected by hearing loss and to learn what you think is working and what isn’t.

We invite you to share your opinions, preferences and perceptions about hearing health care. What are your motivators and barriers to accessing support and services?



INFORMED BY YOU

We listened to individuals in Seattle, Toronto, London and Sydney and generated a survey designed to collect your opinions.

Become a citizen scientist and make your opinions known by completing our survey.

IS THIS STUDY FOR YOU?


You are 60 years of age or older and live in one of these four countries


Choose one of the following




If you live near one of our Partner Research Universities in Seattle, Toronto, London or Sydney you may schedule an appointment.
Take survey and schedule hearing test


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HOW THIS STUDY WORKS



IT’S A SURVEY

Who do you want involved in getting help for your hearing?
What kind of information or support do you need?
Where do you want to go to get hearing help?
When does hearing loss cause a problem for you?
Why do people wait so long to get help for their hearing?
How does hearing loss make you feel?


IT’S EASY, IT’S QUICK

  • Use your own computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Visit one of our University partners*
  • There are no sales or advertisements.
  • The study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and does not involve the business sector
  • We make it easy for you to participate, from wherever you are, at your own pace

THE RESEARCH TEAM


This team of researchers has one mission:
To listen to the public to inform change in hearing health.


Dr. Kelly Tremblay
Professor
University of Washington

Dr. Tremblay is a Professor at the University of Washington and the Founding Director of the Brain and Behavior Lab. She has over 80 publications and 3 books to her credit and has received many accolades; including being named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. 

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Her research is consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and she serves on many National and International Executive and Editorial Boards. Most recently her work in Public Health a NIH funded research study involving England, France, Canada and Australia. Because Dr. Tremblay is a neuroscientist and an audiologist, she uses her knowledge and discoveries about the brain to improve assessment and rehabilitation services for adults across the lifespan. Her lab uses a combination of laboratory (using neuroimaging) and community-based research to address the hearing health of aging individuals in society.
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Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller
Professor
University of Toronto

Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Kathy serves on the editorial boards of Ear and Hearing and the International Journal of Audiology. She was President of the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (1984-87), has served on the executive boards of the Canadian Acoustical. 

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She is now translating her lab-based research on auditory and cognitive aging to address the needs of older adults who suffer from both hearing and cognitive impairments. She is a co-chair of the World Congress of Audiology to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in September 2016. The American Academy of Audiology awarded her the 2014 International Award.Know more

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Dr. Catherine McMahon
Head of Audiology
Macquarie University

Dr. Catherine McMahon is a researcher, clinical audiologist and the Head of Audiology at Macquarie University. Catherine is a senior scientist and project leader of the HEARing Co-operative Research Centre, the largest translational hearing research group is Australia, and an associate investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Cognition and its Disorders.

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Catherine’s research has a strong clinical focus that aims to better understand the effects of adult-onset hearing loss and its associations (such as tinnitus) on the individual, the family and community. It focuses on older adults, where sensory disorders, such as hearing loss, and cognitive decline is highly prevalent.

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Dr. Adrian Davis
University College London

Dr. Adrian Davis is a known throughout the world as a scientist and researcher with a list of over 200 referred publications. He has been the principle investigator in numerous national studies concerning hearing, tinnitus, balance, and rhinology in both adults and children. He and his colleagues completed a national study of hearing that investigated the prevalence of deafness and lifestyle influences impacting the hearing impaired in England.

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He has been chair of the British Society of Audiology and a council member of the International Journal of Audiology. He is also an elected fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce. Dr. Davis is so well respected and appreciated in his own land, that Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the Order of the British Empire.

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CONTACT US


Kelly Tremblay, PhD CCC-A, FAAA
Professor
Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Washington

4131 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105, United States

Fax: (206) 543-1093
Phone: (206) 685-2208

https://sites.google.com/a/uw.edu/tremblaylab/
tremblay@uw.edu



Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller
Professor
University of Toronto

27 King’s College Cir
Toronto
ON M5S, Canada

 




Dr. Catherine McMahon
Head of Audiology
Department of Linguistics

5th floor, Building C5A Room 508
Macquarie University

Balaclava Road, North Ryde
NSW 2109, Australia

 




Dr. Adrian Davis
University College London

Gower St, London
WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom