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Call for Study Participants – Public Health Preparedness for Older Adults with Hearing and Vision Loss by Addressing the Barriers to Health Services and Health Information During and Post COVID-19 (disponible en anglais seulement)


Project goal:

The study aims to explore the challenges faced by healthcare professionals and other care providers (including those who provide rehabilitation care in a team) during COVID-19 while working with older adults with combined hearing and vision loss (or dual sensory loss/DSL). We aim to identify the service delivery and training needs to provide optimal care to older adults with DSL.

To participate, you must:

  • Be either a health care professional or a care provider working with seniors (65 years and older) living with combined hearing and vision loss
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a Canadian resident
  • Be fluent in French or English
  • Have access to a reliable internet connection, via a smart phone, tablet or computer

The nature of your participation:

  • Complete an online survey (15 minutes) on the challenges faced by professionals and other care providers in providing care to older adults with combined hearing and vision loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Participate in an optional online interview (30 minutes) to elaborate on the survey responses.

Duration of participation:

A total of 15 minutes for the survey or 30 minutes if you agree to participate in the optional interview.


Virtually. The questionnaire can also be mailed or made available by phone, if you wish.

The Ethics Committee for Clinical Research (CERC) at the University of Montreal has approved this research project.

The survey deadline is November 7, 2021.

For any questions, please contact a member of the University of Montreal team:
Responsible researcher and over-manager:

Walter Wittich
School of Optometry
University of Montreal
Phone: (514) 343-7962

Postdoctoral fellow:

Atul Jaiswal
School of optometry
University of Montreal
Phone: (514) 343-6111 – 29913


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