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3 PhD studentships at the University of Manchester

Apologies for cross-listing


Dear List,

We have three studentships currently advertised for PhD study in hearing at Manchester University. A brief description and links to more details below

Please disseminate to students who may be interested.


‘Assessing benefit from bilateral versus unilateral hearing aid fittings’: This project will address the lack of evidence of real-world benefit from bilateral hearing aid fitting and identify individuals for whom the drawbacks of a bilateral fitting would outweigh the advantages.



‘Developing cortical auditory evoked potentials (CAEP) as a tool for assessment of hearing status in infants with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)’: This project will investigate the usefulness and reliability of CAEP as a tool for objective assessment of hearing thresholds in infants with ANSD. First, the effects of different sleep states and stimuli on the CAEP response in normally hearing infants will be determined. Then, using optimised conditions, the usefulness of CAEP in assessing hearing thresholds and function in infants with ANSD will be investigated



‘The measurement of basilar-membrane nonlinearity as a diagnostic technique’ : This project will develop clinically-effective techniques to assess cochlear function related to the type of hair cell loss. These diagnostic techniques will provide important information to optimise the fitting of hearing aids.



Here is the link to academic and residential eligibility criteria: http://www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/funding/facultystudentships/Eligibility/



Colette McKay



Professor Colette McKay

Chair in Applied Hearing Science

Human Communication and Deafness Group

School of Psychological Sciences

University of Manchester

Manchester M13 9PL

Phone: +44 (0)161 3061671

Fax: +44 (0)161 2753373



PA Wendy Spruce

+44 (0)161 2758281