Music is an important part of peoples’ lives and can have powerful physical, social, intellectual and emotional effects on individuals – even for those with mild, moderate, severe or even profound D/deafness.

There are currently over 10 million people with some level of deafness in the UK. This represents one in six of the population and the figure is set to rise dramatically to 14.5 million by 2031.

Hearing Aids for Music’ is a research project that explores how hearing aid technology enables and affects the perception of music.

Modern hearing aid technology is designed to amplify speech, helping verbal communication. We want to find out about how the use of hearing aid technology affects the way we listen to, and engage with music in our everyday lives.

Calling all Audiologists!

Audiology and Music Listening Survey

We are conducting research into the extent to which audiologists are presented with issues relating to music listening by their patients.

If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked about your training level and background, your experiences of discussing music listening issues and optimising hearing aids for music listening, and your perceived confidence and ability to do so.

Questions are mainly fixed choice, with a few open ended questions. The whole survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Please click here to access the survey.

Thanks for you time!

‘Music and Hearing Aids’ Project Team

For updates about the project and other posts about music performance and deafness, please follow us on twitter at @musicndeafness