Can subtitles aid auditory comprehension in Aphasia?

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University College London

As part of our research at UCL, we are investigating whether subtitles help with understanding TV, film and online video.


We would really appreciate your help with this study.

This would involve filling out a short survey. You can do this alongside a family member or carer, or by yourself.


The aim of our survey is to find out whether people with Aphasia use subtitles whilst watching TV, film and online video in their first language.

If they do, we’d like to know why they find it useful.

What happens if I decide to take part?

  • You will complete a survey which includes questions about using subtitles and watching TV.

  • We will also ask for some information about you including your age and gender.

  • You can find the survey here:
    Microsoft Forms

  • The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.


You can respond any time before July 31st

Please note:

  • You do not have to take part if you don’t want to.

  • You can withdraw from the study at any time without giving a reason. You can do this simply by closing the survey.


  • All information we gather will be anonymous

  • it will not be possible to identify you.

Thank you for considering taking part in this research.

If you have any questions, please ask researcher Sally Spurring at [](

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