Calling all hearing aid users!

We have just launched a national survey and are hoping to recruit as many hearing aid users as possible.

We are looking for participants with a confirmed hearing loss who wear a hearing aid(s) for at least an hour a day. This includes those with Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, but not those with cochlear implants as our focus is on hearing aid technology.

Click here to start the survey!

If you are not a hearing aid user yourself, but know someone who might be interested in taking part, please pass the survey link on (

Any questions, please get in touch with us on

‘Music and hearing aids’ Project Team

The survey, which is available in BSL, asks you about your hearing, your hearing aids, the types of music you like, any musical training you may have had, and your experiences of listening to music in different contexts.

Questions are mainly fixed choice, with a few open ended questions. The whole survey should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete and there are three cash prizes (3 x £75) to be won!

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 11 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 15.6 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.

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