The research team for a hearing-health project from the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences is seeking feedback from primary care providers through an online survey to determine how to best support them in ensuring their patients with hearing concerns access hearing health care.
Hearing loss ranks third worldwide in disability-related loss of years of health and is one of the most significant contributors to the global burden of disease. Untreated hearing loss affects communication and health-related quality of life and is linked to social isolation, greater risk of falls, and reduced financial security. Up to 65% of adults in BC age 60+ will develop hearing loss. Fewer than 1/4 of these adults use hearing health care, with most delaying treatment.
Who is eligible to complete the survey?
To complete this 15-minute survey, you must be a primary care provider (GP, family doctor, NP, primary care RN), or a recent retiree from the primary care field. Primary care providers can choose to enter a prize draw for one of 20 Amazon gift cards (valued at $250 each). More information about the draw is available through the survey link.
For more information, contact the principal investigators Dr Poon at brenda.poon(at)ubc.ca or Dr Jenstad at ljenstad(at)audiospeech.ubc.ca.
If you have any questions for the research team, contact Danielle Lafleur at lafleu2(at)student.ubc.ca .
Partner & Community Engagement Coordinator, Breaking Barriers Project
On behalf of the research team: Dr Brenda Poon, Dr Lorienne Jenstad, Ms Danielle Lafleur
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