Our vision is a world were no one suffers from tinnitus. We are committed to driving progress towards a cure, and for the development of more effective management techniques.

We also want tinnitus research to be meaning and relevant to people living with the condition. We want to ensure that the right research questions are being asked; that there is likely to be a positive impact on people with tinnitus and that the research is a good use of funds. This is where we need your help!

We would like people with tinnitus to read and comment on the proposals received for our Small Research Grants, and to assess them against the above criteria, as well as our research priorities.

Our lay assessors will complement our professional advisers in reviewing the proposals for funding, and will make recommendations to be carried forward to our Board of Trustees for the final decision.

You will need to read the submitted proposals (and possibly some background reading) and give feedback on the form provided. We may ask you to attend a discussion group in person or via video conference. You will be supported by members of our Research Sub-committee but the comments and recommendations that go forward to the Trustees will be yours.

For this voluntary role, you will need to be a member of the British Tinnitus Association.

If you are interested in becoming a Lay Assessor, please fill in this short application form here.