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Join our research panel

Chief Executive of Action on Hearing Loss at a talk with supporters. The supporters are asking questions to Jackie.

Our research panel takes part in research activities on a regular basis. This might include completing short surveys or taking part in focus groups or one-to-one interviews. Our panel consists of people with different levels of hearing loss from across the UK.

We regularly conduct research projects which explore the experiences of people who are deaf and affected by hearing loss. Our panel helps us to deliver some of these projects. We’ve previously conducted projects with our panel about accessing healthcare and employment experiences. Our panel members have also taken part in projects to shape research priorities and inform the design of research studies.

Your views and experiences matter. Our research panel will provide regular opportunities for you to have your say and influence our work.

Get involved

We really want to hear from people who are deaf or have a hearing loss and who are interested in taking part in research. You’ll be keen to tell us your views on a regular basis and will want to be a part of shaping the future direction of our work.

If you haven’t already joined the panel, you can sign up by completing this short questionnaire (external link, opens in new window) to tell us a bit about yourself.

If you have any questions about the panel or any problems completing these surveys please email us at

You can also visit our frequently asked questions page, to find out more about the research panel and how you can join.

Previous Panel Research

Hidden Disadvantage

We conducted a survey with panel members to explore the employment experiences of people with hearing loss. The survey asked respondents about their employment experiences, the types of support and adjustments people made use of at work and views on barriers to employment.

Hidden Disadvantage presents the findings of that survey.

Access all areas?

We conducted a survey of over 600 people with different levels of hearing loss to explore the experiences they have when accessing healthcare. The survey asked a range of questions regarding experiences when contacting their GP surgery, consultations with medical staff and access to pharmacies.

Access all areas? presents the findings of that survey.