UCL Ear Institute



mr paul radomskij

Joined UCL
  • 1996-03-01

Research Summary

I am primarily interested in the vestibular system (assessment and rehabilitation), electrophysiology and acoustics. I have successfully supervised a wide range of MSc and BSc dissertations with subjects ranging from auditory steady state responses to vestibular evoked myogenic potentials.

My current areas of interest are:

  • Evaluation of different test methodologies for performing the caloric test
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Measurement of noise on underground trains and effects on cochlear function
  • High frequency tympanometry
  • Clinical evaluation of auditory steady state potentials
  • Auditory processing disorder - collaborative project with MRC Nottingham

Specific Research Areas

  1. Evaluation of Auditory Steady State responses for estimating hearing sensitivity
  2. Calibration of Click and tone burst stimuli used in ABR recordings
  3. Sound localisation in subjects with aided /unaided unilateral hearing loss
  4. Subjective measure of vertigo and objective measures of improvement in vestibular function
  5. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials and subjective visual vertical and horizontal
  6. Effect of mental alerting on vestibular testing
  7. Efficacy of clinical tests of balance
  8. Normative study – Whole body rotation tests (Ages 20 to 30)
  9. Caloric testing in normals and patients with vestibular disorders - A Meta Analysis of the literature
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Academic Background

  • Award Year
  • 1986
    Master of Science
    University of Strathclyde
  • 1983
    BSc Hons
    Bachelor of Science (Honours)
    University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology


Originally I came from a Medical Physics background and was introduced to audiological science in my first research job, when I was asked to develop a ‘bespoke’ static body sway platform. That post was based within an audiology department and it was certainly a very supportive, friendly and caring environment – I was actively encouraged to observe (spy on?) what my audiologist colleagues did ‘for a living’. My life-changing moment might be pinned down to seeing the effect a new hearing aid had on ‘a tough old soldier’ who had not heard the dawn bird chorus for many years. From there I decided that the field of audiological science might actually be a worthwhile career – a view which has not changed to this day.

I came to UCL as a clinical scientist in 1996, enticed by the opportunity to work alongside staff and students from across the world in a world-class academic institution. I feel privileged to work in a role that combines science, applied research, patient interaction and now teaching – as well as working alongside some of the best and most dedicated people in their respective fields.

I am currently deputy director for the MSc in Audiological Science and coordinate a number of BSc and MSc modules. I am also Chair of the Balance Interest Group (British Society of Audiology); member of the BSA Education Steering Committee; full member of the British Academy of Audiology; external examiner for the BSc Audiology Courses at the University of Swansea and University of Manchester; honorary lecturer at Kingston University and University of Guildford. I had the privilege of being part of ‘the gang of three’ that developed the original National Audiology Clinical Placement Electronic Portfolio (aka ‘Year 3 Logbook’), which is now used by all the HEIs providing education in audiology at a graduate and postgraduate level. This group has now expanded to include representatives from each HEI providing MSc/BSc Audiology programmes and has a remit to develop and improve the logbook to ensure it continues to play its part as the formative and summative assessment of clinical competency.

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