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Sound Seekers Radio 4 appeal

Sound Seekers was fortunate enough to be chosen as a beneficiary for the BBC Radio 4 Appeal which was broadcast on 13th September and again on 17th September.  The appeal was presented by the 2013 winner of Big Brother, Sam Evans, who is severely deaf himself.  Last year, Sam visited Malawi with Sound Seekers and witnessed first hand the devastating impact hearing loss has on many peoples’ lives in Africa.  Perhaps the greatest tragedy is the fact that there are no Malawian audiologists in a country of 16 million people.  So far, our appeal has brought in over £18,000.  The money raised will go a long way in helping to provide the vital hearing care that is so desperately needed in developing countries, including the training of four Malawians in audiology.

Published: Sep 25, 2015 2:30:07 PM

Request for volunteers

This project is aimed at the development of an artificial bioengineered larynx implant using soft robotics and bioengineered tissues. This artificial larynx will be implanted at the time of laryngectomy and will be designed to reproduce laryngeal functions such as voice production, swallowing, coughing, etc. Clearly, such a procedure would greatly improve the lives of laryngectomy patients. More...

Published: Sep 22, 2015 2:20:56 PM

Louisa Murdin is interviewed about vertigo for BBC Radio 4

Dr Louisa Murdin is Consultant in Vestibular and Balance Disorders at Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospitals in London. She also holds an honorary Senior Lecturer post here at the Ear Institute. Last Wednesday (9th September) she was interviewed by Dr Mark Porter for BBC Radio 4's inside health programme about vertigo.

Published: Sep 15, 2015 9:03:32 AM

PhD updates

Our PhD and MDRes students are the future of hearing research! So we're always pleased when they pass! Here are some of our recent successes.

Published: Sep 14, 2015 12:07:02 PM

Recent grant success at the Ear Institute

The research which takes place at the Ear Institute is only made possible by securing grants from funding bodies and industry partnerships. In this especially competitive process, the Researchers at the Ear Institute, including the evidENT team, continue to achieve a high success rate attracting close to £4M in the past few months. We would like to thank the funding bodies and our industry partners for recognising the importance of the work we do.

Published: Sep 10, 2015 7:08:58 PM

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