My name is Magda and I am a second year PhD student in Hearing Sciences/NIHR, Nottingham.

What is the study about?

I have designed a two part study focussing on people with tinnitus and hyperacusis and their lived experience. I am especially interested in people that have both conditions together, as they are not well represented in the current research, and understanding more about them and their experiences may help us to understand the relationship between tinnitus and hyperacusis better.

What does the study consist of?

The survey consists of a series of demographic, hearing and tinnitus and hyperacusis questions, and 3 clinically used questionnaires focussing on tinnitus, hyperacusis and mental wellbeing respectively.

The second part of the study, would see participants of the survey being invited to take part in semi-structured interviews with myself, to gather some more in depth, real life information from people with both conditions, in the hope to again capture the depth and breadth of experience and gather some much needed qualitative information in this research field.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact the PhD student researcher Magdalena on [email protected] or [email protected].

Participant information sheet


Updated 26 August 2020

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