Overview of Manchester Biomedical Research Centre

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06 November 2017

Presenter(s): K Munro
Time: 13.00 -14.00
Location: NHBRU, Meeting Room 1

Abstract:

An overview of the proposed work of the Hearing Health theme of the Manchester BRC, with a particular focus on research into listening effort and fatigue.

 

Bio 

Kevin J Munro is Director (research) of the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD), leading the research theme on Plasticity and ageing. This theme is concerned with understanding the changes that occur over time in the auditory system due to training, deafness, development, or restoration of input to a deaf auditory system. The translational goal of this research is to guide fitting and management options for hearing devices.

He is also Hearing Health Theme Lead / Optimised Assessment and Diagnosis Lead within the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre. The Hearing Health research theme aims to develop approaches for prevention and treatment of hearing problems, address hearing loss for the whole population over the lifespan and pioneer technology.

In addition, Kevin is an Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.