My name is Harriet Smith. I am a PhD Student at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre working on a British Tinnitus Association-funded study about tinnitus in children. I am looking for people to take part in my research study where I will talk to children with tinnitus (aged 8-16) and their parents/guardians to understand their experiences. If you are a friend or family member of someone who may be interested in this study, please share this webpage with them.

Research opportunities

For children with tinnitus (aged 8-16)

Individual activity and discussion:

  • 30 to 60-minute activity and discussion conducted by myself (Harriet)
  • Location: Bolton, Nottingham, or London

OR

Group activity and discussion:

  • Group activity and discussion with other children, of a similar age, who also have tinnitus
  • 60 to 90-minutes, conducted by myself (Harriet)
  • Location: Bolton, Nottingham, or London

For parents of children with tinnitus (aged 8-16)

Individual discussion:

  • 30-60 minute telephone discussion conducted by myself (Harriet)

This study will:

  • Investigate how tinnitus can affect children’s feelings, thoughts, activities and friendships; at home and at school.
  • Help us to create a questionnaire that will be used in clinics to measure how much of a problem tinnitus is for a child, ultimately improving care.

If you are interested in taking part, please read the information sheets below.

There are three information sheets:

1. Information for parents/guardians regarding the children’s discussions

PGPIS_Child_Interview_Tinnitus-related_problems_in_children_InfoSheet_Finalv2.0_16.12.2018[3].pdf

2. Information for children

CPIS_Tinnitus-related_problems_in_children_InfoSheet_Finalv2.0_16.12.2018[1].pdf

3.  Information for parents/guardians regarding the parent/guardian discussions

PGPIS_Parent_Interview_Tinnitus-related_problems_in_children_InfoSheet_Finalv2.0_16.12.2018[1][1].pdf

Contact me

If you would like to take part please contact me to confirm your interest.

Harriet Smith (PhD Student)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44 (0)115 823 2600