My name is Charlotte Croshaw and I'm currently undertaking a research study into the relationship between healthcare satisfaction and tinnitus distress as part of my MSc Thesis for the MSc Psychology (Conversion) programme at Leeds Trinity University. The research aim is to explore the possible relationship between a person’s first interaction with a tinnitus healthcare professional and their current tinnitus distress. In order to measure this, I've created an online survey which measures the effect that tinnitus is having on a person's everyday life, in addition to participants' initial medical satisfaction. My hypothesis is that better initial medical contact will result in better tinnitus outcomes, with the goal being to help inform patients’ treatment after initial diagnosis and reduce tinnitus-associated distress. 

I'm hoping to recruit as many participants as possible, so if you fit the following criteria, I'd love to hear from you:

Must:

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have a diagnosis of tinnitus
  • Have had an audiogram in the last two years.

To take part, just email me on [email protected] and I'll send you a survey link. Alternatively, I've also created a paper copy of the survey which you can ask for over email (all paper copies are sent out with a self-addressed and stamped envelope to return the survey in). The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this.