We would like to give you the opportunity to contribute to an important UK Action Plan for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus research.

We are a team of researchers from Manchester, Nottingham and University College London Biomedical Research Centres, tasked by DHSC and NHS England to develop this Action Plan.

A Research Action Plan is a list of recommendations related to short, medium and long-term goals for research and the strategic steps required to achieve these goals in next 5 years. It will be used to inform the DHSC and NHS England policies for hearing and tinnitus research, influence and direct future research funding.

To identify the goals and steps, we need to understand the experiences and opinions of researchers working on hearing loss and/or tinnitus and what needs to be improved for future research.

We need you…

We are looking for academic researchers and healthcare professionals delivering research on hearing loss or tinnitus in the UK to complete an online survey about your experiences with hearing loss and/or tinnitus research.

We are interested in the experiences of those working in basic/discovery science, translational, applied/clinical research, or on policy research.

What is involved?

We would like to invite you to complete this online survey. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and can be accessed here:

https://nottingham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/experiences-of-hearing-loss-and-tinnitus-research-uk-2.

This survey will close on Sunday 17th July. Please note that your responses will only be viewed by the research team working on the Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Action Plan. We will not be able to identify you from the answers you submit. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the research team via: ms-hl-tin-action@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

It is important to us that capture a wide range of views and please feel free to forward this link to any academic researchers and healthcare professionals you think would be interested in taking part in this research.

Thank you in advance for your help on this project. We look forward to receiving your responses.
Kind regards,

Kathryn Fackrell, on behalf of the UK Research Action Plan Team.

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