Hearing Aids for Music: Exploring the music listening behaviour of people with hearing impairments
- Start date: 1 February 2015
- End date: 31 August 2018
- Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Primary investigator: Professor Alinka Greasley
- Co-investigators: Harriet Crook, Amy Beeston
- External co-investigators: (Advisory board) Lena Batra, Guy Brown, Paul Checkley, Robert Fulford, Brian Moore, Jackie Salter, Ruth Swanwick, Rachel van Besouw, Paul Whittaker
The project represents the first large-scale, systematic investigation of how music listening is affected by hearing aid technology.
Social-psychological research methods including surveys and interviews have been used to explore patterns and preferences of music listening behaviour within representative samples from the UK population of hearing aid users. Data from clinical audiology has also been collected to explore how levels and types of deafness and hearing aids affect music listening experiences.
Publications and outputs
A short clinical survey was launched in April 2015 and a follow-on interview study was completed. In 2016, a large, national, web-based survey was launched.