About Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit (NHBRU)

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit is a partnership between University of Nottingham, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research. We believe that scientists need to appreciate what hearing impairments mean, both from the standpoint of the patient and the clinician in order to make good progress in the field. This NIHR initiative builds on established programmes of research and intervention using hearing instruments, auditory learning and the auditory brain to offer further development of four broad research themes.

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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Nottingham and the MRC to support the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit. It is an exciting, important endeavour that will further improve services for patients and their families locally, nationally and internationally. It is truly inspiring work being taken forward by a truly inspiring team.

Dr Peter Homa Chief Executive, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Working with NHBRU offers the BTA a real opportunity to understand and influence the tinnitus research agenda. The time NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU staff give to the BTA – often their own free time – shows the commitment they have to supporting the wider tinnitus community and enables the BTA to achieve far more than it could without this input.

Mr David Stockdale Chief Executive, British Tinnitus Association

Participating.. I thought it was quite fun. It was certainly very interesting. It sort of expanded my understanding of what hearing loss might be like, and how it might be rectified if the trial went forward.

Peter Participant

Although at first glance the world of research and clinical practice may seem far apart, both disciplines are highly complementary, often informing one another. Having the opportunity to work in both areas has been an invaluable experience, offering me a new perspective and a deeper understanding of both disciplines

Jeff Fourth-year PhD student; combining a part-time degree with his audiology career

Latest seminars

Members of the general public are welcome to attend our seminars. However space is limited so if you would like to attend, please ring Sandra Smith at least 24 hours prior to the seminar on 0115 823 2634 to reserve a place. If Sandra Smith is unavailable contact Jan Kelly on 0115 823 2617 or contact reception on 0115 823 2600.

06 June 2016


Presenter(s): Dr Caroline Witton
Time: 13.00 -14.00
Location: NHBRU, Meeting Room 1

20 June 2016

Scientists who share: What digital science communication can do for you

Presenter(s): Mr Antony Poveda
Time: 13.00 -14.00
Location: NHBRU, Meeting Room 1