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Musicians and non-musicians needed for an online study of hearing and balance


ethics ref: 2020-8095-15101

We are looking for participants in a research study to assess the effect of the balance system to the hearing in normally hearing adults-musicians and non-musicians.

To take part you must:


  • If you are a musician: Actively play an instrument at least 3 days a week, for at least the last 3 years.
  • If you are non-musician: No experience of formal musical training (did not actively play an instrument at least 3 days a week in the last 3 years)
  • Aged 19-45 years old
  • Not have a clinically defined hearing loss
  • Not have ear malformation and disorders, neurological or systemic disease, ototoxic/ vestibulotoxic drug use


As part of this, you will be asked to complete two separate online testing sessions as questionnaires and tests throughout the academic year.

All questionnaires will take a maximum of 30 minutes to complete.

You will be entered into a prize draw to win Amazon vouchers for taking part in this study.

If you are interested in taking part in the study, please follow the link to the first online questionnaire below:

Or you can copy this link into your web browser.

Participation in the study and completion of the questionnaires is entirely voluntary. All responses will remain anonymous.

This study is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Manchester

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