The National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit (NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU) offers some of the best infrastructure in the UK for supporting research in the hearing sciences. In particular our commitment is to pursue research through multi-disciplinary collaboration that can be translated into practical benefits to improve the quality of patients’ lives.

Research partners

The Nottingham University NHS Hospitals Trust is one of the busiest acute Trusts in England. It provides services to over 2.5 million residents in Nottingham and surrounding areas and has a national and international reputation for many specialist services. It is already at the forefront of many research programmes and by 2016 it aims to be in the top five national Trusts for research and development. To help realise this goal, the NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU, a partnership between Nottingham University NHS Hospitals Trust, University of Nottingham and the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, has a specific remit to deliver translational hearing research to benefit patients.

This link will take you to the University of Nottingham School of Medicine's website which gives more information.

Research areas

Our translational research, strongly embedded within our Nottingham partnerships, encompasses four specific, linked areas:

 Tinnitus Etiology and Management Tinnitus etiology and management

Habilitation for hearing loss

Sensorineural plasticity and rehabilitation

Cochlear Implantation Cochlear