Research Project: Reliability and inter-rater reliability of otoscopic examination by audiological practitioners using video-otoscopic images

Dear Colleague,

We are aiming to evaluate qualified Audiologists’ and ATOs’ Otoscopy skills using a series of images of eardrums in various conditions and with various pathologies. The survey is part of an MSc project being conducted by the UCL Ear Institute, and it has been reviewed and approved by UCL Research Ethics Committee. It will take about 20 minutes to complete.

All you need to do is take a look at the images presented and select, from the multiple-choice options, if you are looking at an abnormal eardrum and if you deem it to be abnormal, what condition/pathology can you identify?

Before you take part however there is a section of personal information that is required. This information is important to the study as we are hoping to analyze if there are any trends between participants’ scores and factors related to the clinical and educational experience. The information we require will be regarding your professional qualifications and clinical experience. No participant identifiable information will be gathered at this stage and your individual results will not be accessible to anyone but yourselves and our research team. Your answers will be made available to you when you submit your completed quiz.


Prize Draw:

As a thank you for taking part we would like to offer you the chance to be entered in our prize draw. 1 lucky winner will randomly be picked to receive a £50 voucher (yet to be decided). For entrance into the prize draw we do require you to provide an email address through which to contact you should you win, however, entry is optional, and your email address is not required to take part in this quiz.

The link to the survey is here:   Otoscopy Quiz

Thank you for your time and good luck!

Dean Iles and Hannah Cooper, UCL Ear Institute


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