Get Involved

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How can I get involved?

Whether you are a patient, carer, student or researcher, you can get involved with us in Nottingham and Glasgow.


Participant and Public Involvement (PPI)

PPI is when patients, carers and members of the public are actively involved in research. This can include patients, carers and members of the public working together with researchers at all stages of the research cycle to:

  • select research that is important and relevant to the public
  • design and deliver projects
  • develop understandable information sheets for people taking part in research
  • carry out some aspects of the research (for example interviews)
  • interpret the results of the research
  • make sure the research is reported in understandable ways and that good research is heard about

Involvement can help develop research that responds better to the needs and interests of patients, carers and researchers than that developed by researchers alone. Researchers may not have first-hand experience of the illness they are researching and patient and carer involvement can provide them with important insights.

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Research studies currently recruiting

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We are looking for children aged 6-16 with permanent hearing loss (unilateral or bilateral hearing loss) to take part in some listening activities, to help us understand why some children with hearing loss experience fatigue.

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We are currently investigating how hair cortisol changes in people with and without hearing loss - we want to understand the stress experienced by people (over 16) with hearing loss.
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Using MRI to measure the effect of noise exposure on the brain.
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Do you have a child 4-6 years old? Do you speak only English at home with your child? Please take part in our study that examines brain synchrony while you and your child play.

Join us

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See our People page for our experts, whether you wish to join us as a postgraduate or post-doctoral researcher, and the University Jobs page for positions in Hearing Sciences.

If you cannot find what you are looking for and would like to discuss anything, please contact us via email (at the bottom of the page).


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Hearing Sciences

Mental Health & Clinical Neuroscience
School of Medicine
University of Nottingham
Medical School, QMC
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

telephone: University Park +44 (0) 115 74 86900
Ropewalk House +44 (0) 115 82 32600
Glasgow +44 (0) 141 242 9665