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Participants wanted for research study

Nurbanu Somani, a PhD research student at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, is looking for volunteers aged 18 and over, who have lost part or all of their sight later in life, and who listen to music online, to take part in a music and wellbeing PhD research study. This study involves listening to music every day for a minimum of 20 minutes for four weeks.


Listening to music is a popular way to cope with difficult times. For example, it can sometimes express how we are feeling or vent difficult thoughts and emotions for us. You may be able to relate to the music and find comfort from the words in a song.

Research suggests that music can stimulate the body’s natural feel-good chemicals (for example: endorphins, oxytocin). It can help energise our mood and provide an outlet for us to take control of our feelings (for example: manage stress or feelings of anxiety).

This unique study will investigate and monitor how music listening affects you personally and if we can determine a future larger scale study with more participants.

For more information click the link: or email  or phone 07867866090 to learn more about this study and register your interest.

The research is running until 22nd May 2022.

Nurbanu Somani Postgraduate Researcher (PhD Student)

Vision and Hearing Sciences

Coslett 403, Coslett Building

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

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