Invite to participate in research priorities for multiple conditions in later life


You are invited to contribute to an ongoing James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership to identify research priorities for Multiple Conditions in Later Life.


Why is this important?

The 85+ age group is growing faster than any other. The management of multiple conditions for older people represents and enormous challenge for health and social care.

Hearing impairment is the leading comorbidity for adults aged 85+, above visual impairment, diabetes and heart failure (Collerton et al., 2016).


How can I help?

  1. Contribute your ‘unanswered questions’ about the:

ü  Symptoms

ü  Day-to-day life

ü  Medication

ü  Treatment

ü  Support or care

of people living with multiple health conditions in later life, specifically those that relate to hearing loss or hearing-related problems.


  1. Share this survey with older adults and anyone with a personal or professional connection to those who are aged 80+ with multiple health conditions.


Complete the Survey here:

This is open for three months, July-September 2017.


By ensuring that unanswered questions relating to aspects of hearing are well-represented in this process we can help raise the profile of hearing related problems in the multi-morbidity research agenda.


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This James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership is supported by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, the NIHR Clinical Research Network, the NIHR and Engage FMS, Faculty of Medical Sciences Newcastle University and Age UK. Further information can be found here: