Clinical collaboration

Part of the remit of the NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU is to develop research ideas based on clinical need with a view to enhancing patient benefit. Clinicians who have direct patient contact, such as audiologists, speech and language therapists and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctors, are best placed to identify clinical research needs.  One of our roles is to facilitate research on hearing and hearing-related problems with interested clinicians.


If you have any particular research ideas that you would like to realise, please contact one of the following researchers:

Tinnitus etiology and management 
Professor Deborah Hall

Habilitation for hearing loss
Mel Ferguson

Cochlear implantation
Dr Pádraig Kitterick

Sensorineural plasticity and rehabilitation
Doug Hartley

For general enquiries or informal discussions, contact Professor Deb Hall, Director, NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU or Mel Ferguson, Consultant Clinical Scientist (audiology) by email or telephone 0115 8232600.

We will be happy to discuss any ideas, no matter how small.