Questionnaire call for participation


On behalf of Dr Harriet Crook, Lead Clinical Scientist, Regional Department of Neurotology, Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust



Dear Cochlear Implant User,

I am contacting you to ask for your help. I am undertaking a project with the University of Sheffield to develop computer software which will help cochlear implant (CI) users take part in conversations involving more than one person.  This is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project with all associated approvals.

To ensure that the software will be useful to CI users it is important that we understand the difficulties that (CI) users may have in complex listening situations. This questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The questionnaire can be found here:

Your responses are anonymous – you cannot be identified in any way by responding to this questionnaire.  All information received will be treated confidentially, and will only be seen by named members of the project team.   Any report produced will not identify individual participants, and all data obtained will be stored in a secure location by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Sheffield University. A summary of the questionnaire results will be published on the project web site ( by the end of year.

Your participation is entirely voluntary.  Should you decide not to complete the questionnaire please be assured this will not affect your current or future care.

If you have any questions about this project, or difficulty accessing the questionnaire, please contact me by telephone, email or at the address below.

The project team would like to thank you very much for your assistance in completing this questionnaire.


Yours Faithfully,

Dr.  Harriet Crook

Lead Clinical Scientist (Audiology)

Regional Department of Neurotology,

B Floor OPD

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust    S10 2JF          Tel: 0114 2712145