Our research intern and volunteer, Vicky Knowles, explains what research projects she’s working on and her experience of being part of the BTA research team.
As a research assistant for the BTA I’ve been given the opportunity to help with several different projects. Initially, my internship spanned one month and I was primarily involved in a study focusing on the impact that tinnitus has on the lives of professional musicians. Further into the role I was presented with more tasks to be involved in, gaining a broad understanding of the extensive research that the BTA does.
Currently, I’m enjoying the chance to be involved in projects that span across both key research areas – the search for a cure and methods in managing tinnitus. In addition to the musicians with tinnitus study, I’m involved in work that examines how Covid-19 is affecting individuals with tinnitus.
Within these projects I have the chance to fully immerse myself and apply the skills I learnt i…