Survey – Audiologists’ Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices in Addressing Mental Health Needs of Older Adult Clients


The global population is ageing and it is important to address the health needs of older adults, including mental health needs.  

Carla van Stelten, an MSc audiology student from the University of Cape Town, is conducting a research project that is exploring audiologists’ knowledge and perceptions about the mental health needs of their older adult clients as well as if and how audiologists are addressing these needs.  

She is looking for audiologists to complete a 30 minute online survey. At the end of the survey, participants will receive a link to free online courses which they may take to improve their knowledge and skills related to the mental health needs of older adults with hearing loss.  

Participation is completely voluntary and answers will be recorded in such a way that participants will not be identifiable. IP address tracking has been disabled so that identifiable respondent information and IP addresses are not tracked. Full study information and consent procedures appear at the start of the survey link.   

If you have any questions, the student researcher, Carla van Stelten, can be contacted via email:

The research supervisor, Dr Christine Rogers, can be contacted via email: 


If you are interested in taking part, please click on the following link which will direct you to the survey: 


The research study has been approved by a registered Research Ethics Committee (Reference number HREC REF: 349/2021). The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee can be contacted on +27 21 406 6338 in case you have any ethical concerns or questions about your rights or welfare as a participant on this research study.


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