Aim of study

This study aims to understand the key hearing and vision priorities within residential aged care and the factors that influence participation in aged care research.

What's involved?

If you agree to participate you will be asked to complete a survey OR take part in a structured interview that contains three sections:

  1. Information about you and your family member (if applicable) e.g. gender, level of education, where you are living, hearing history, vision history, and dementia history.
  2. Hearing and vision priorities in residential aged care. You will be asked to select five behaviours that you feel are most important and rank these from most important to least important.
  3. Factors that influence your participation in aged care research. You will be shown a list of statements and asked to indicate the extent to which each of these factors influence your participation in research.

The survey/interview is expected to take about 15 minutes to complete and can be completed online or you can request a paper copy. If an interview is easier, this can be done over the telephone or possibly in-person.


  • Family members of people living in residential aged care >65 years with hearing or vision problems, or
  • People living in residential aged care >65 years with hearing or vision problems, or
  • Hearing and vision care professionals who have worked clinically with older adults in the past 3 months, or
  • Aged care staff (e.g., managers, nurses, allied health professionals)

Individuals will be excluded if they are unable or unwilling to provide consent.

Register your interest 

To register your interest please click on the link below. 

Register your interest

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2022/HE001477]