Veterans of the UK Armed Forces: A retrospective survey of the experience of tinnitus seeking support

Rachel Duprey from Cardiff Metropolitan University is asking UK Veterans about their experience of tinnitus and seeking support for it while they were serving in the UK Armed Forces. Rachel works in Powys Teaching Health Board as Professional Head of Audiology and is currently studying for an MSc in Advanced Practice (Audiology).

Who can take part?

Rachel is looking for veterans who:

  • Served in the UK Armed Forces
  • Have tinnitus (ringing or noises in the ears)

What is the purpose of the study?

This study aims to discover UK Veteran’s experiences of tinnitus when serving in the UK Armed Forces; looking at how the tinnitus impacted them and their ability to carry our their role, and their experience of obtaining support, be that from the military or the NHS.

This research will seek the views of veterans as to what support would be helpful to them and to those personnel still serving and experiencing tinnitus.

This study will facilitate further research and recommendations of tinnitus education and management strategies within the military.

What does taking part in the study involve?

You will be asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire about your tinnitus; the impact it had on you whilst in service and the support you received for it.

It is expected that the questionnaire will take no more than 30 minutes of your time.

We will not ask you for any personal information or contact details.

How do I take part?

If you would like to participate, please complete this online questionnaire.

Please ensure that you read this participant information before completing the questionnaire.

If you would like to learn more about the study, or would like a questionnaire sent out to you in the post, please email Rachel Duprey.

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