Challenges and Strengths of Multidisciplinary Research in Audiology: The EVOTION Example.

G Dritsakis , L Murdin, D Kikidis, Gabrielle Helena Saunders, P Katrakazas, D Brdarić, K Ploumidou, DE Bamiou

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The EU-funded research project EVOTION has brought together clinical, technical, and public health experts with the aim to offer a solution for the holistic management of hearing loss. This report presents the challenges, strengths, and key take-home messages of working in this multidisciplinary consortium.

Fifteen consortium members completed an online survey with 6 open-ended questions. Responses were analyzed using a thematic approach.

Analysis identified 4 main themes: (a) communication, that is, cross-disciplinary communication difficulties but also range of expertise; (b) opportunities, that is, innovation, learning, and collaborations; (c) technology, that is, technical requirements and data collection and management issues; and (d) local constraints, that is, institutional limitations, resources, and planning.

Although the challenges reported differed by country and specialty, there was consensus about the value, expertise, and opportunities of the project. It is recommended that in future similar multidisciplinary projects in audiology, researchers establish a common language and assess technical requirements and local constraints prior to initiating research activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1046-1051
JournalAmerican journal of audiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2019


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