THE RNID is inviting people with hearing loss across Cheshire to take part in two pieces of vital research.
The national charity says these could help improve support for people who wear hearing aids and families with deaf or hard of hearing relatives.
It is looking for people who have been fitted with a NHS hearing aid during the last five years to take part in a 45 minute one-to-one interview about the support they received to help use and maintain their aids properly.
For another piece of research, RNID want to speak with hearing aid users along with at least one other member of their household to look at how families influence a person’s reaction to their hearing loss and its impact on their lives.
Roger Wicks, RNID’s director of research and policy, said: “The interviews will be a great opportunity to highlight issues which can inform us about the ways people react to hearing loss and how best they can be supported. If you can help, we’d be delighted to speak with you – in complete confidence – in your home or a local location, in the next two months.”
To take part, call 020 7296 8211, textphone 020 7296 8001 ext 8211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org