What is the impact of vestibular difficulties on functional communications skills?

If you have a vestibular disorder, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease or vestibular neuritis, you are invited to participate in a research study

If you have a vestibular disorder, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease or vestibular neuritis, you are invited to participate in a research study titled ”What is the impact of vestibular difficulties on functional communication skills?” 

This study is being carried out by Dr. Sylvia Taylor-Goh from the Department of Allied Health Professions in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with colleagues from the Vestibular Interdisciplinary Working Group   

Before you decide whether you wish to participate, it is important that you first read the following information. 

What is the purpose of the study?

This survey was developed to learn about the impact that vestibular difficulties may have on your everyday communication skills, e.g., listening, understanding, talking, reading and writing.   The results will help the researchers understand the frequency and type of communication difficulties commonly associated with vestibular difficulties and the impact it has upon everyday life.  

Am I eligible to take part?

As long as you been diagnosed with a vestibular disorder, are aged 18 or above, and living in the UK, you are eligible to participate. 

If you are interested in taking part, please download a copy of the Participant Information Sheet which you can access here.   

Please read and retain this for your records before starting the survey. 

What would I have to do? 

The survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete, and all information provided is anonymous.  You do not need to provide your name or any personal identifying information. 

Where can I get more information? 

This study has been approved by Sheffield Hallam University’s Research Ethics Committee with Converis number ER53167480.  If you have any questions regarding the study, please contact Dr. Sylvia Taylor-Goh (Principal Investigator) at S.Taylor-Goh@shu.ac.uk. 

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