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Rosie Lovett - Photo Credit: Philip Meech/ Action on Hearing Loss

Dr Rosemary Lovett

Research Associate

Telephone: 020 7679 8899
Email: r.lovett@ucl.ac.uk

My research examines hearing and deafness in children. Often, the aim of my research is to assess whether changes to healthcare for hearing-impaired children would result in better outcomes. I am especially interested in children's 'spatial listening' skills, meaning the ability to use both ears together to understand speech in noise and to localise sources of sound.

I gained a BSc in Psychology from the University of York (2006) and I stayed in York to complete my PhD in Psychology (2011). My PhD research demonstrated that bilateral implantation (two cochlear implants, one in each ear) in children is associated with better spatial listening skills than unilateral implantation (one implant in one ear). Since 2009, the NHS has offered bilateral implantation to children with severe-to-profound hearing impairment.

I moved to UCL in 2010. I am conducting a study to compare outcomes for children with bilateral cochlear implants and children with bilateral acoustic hearing aids.

The project is funded by Action on Hearing Loss.

Prizes & Awards

  • Bogue Research Fellowship, awarded by UCL, 2011 The Fellowship allowed me to visit Professor Ruth Litovsky's laboratory in the University of Wisconsin, Madison in early 2012. 
  • KM Stott PhD Prize, awarded by the Department of Psychology at the University of York, 2010
  • Pauline Ashley Prize, awarded by Deafness Research UK, 2009
    The prize allowed me to spend 10 weeks in Professor Jay Rubinstein’s laboratory at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle.

Projects


Publications

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Number of items: 5.

2013

Lovett, R; Summerfield, Q; Vickers, D; (2013) Test-retest reliability of the Toy Discrimination Test with a masker of noise or babble in children with hearing impairment. Int J Audiol , 52 (6) 377 - 384. 10.3109/14992027.2013.769064.

2012

Lovett, RES; Kitterick, PT; Huang, S; Summerfield, AQ; (2012) The developmental trajectory of spatial listening skills in normal-hearing children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research , 55 (3) 865 - 878. 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/11-0096).

2011

Kitterick, PT; Lovett, RES; Goman, AM; Summerfield, AQ; (2011) The AB-York crescent of sound: An apparatus for assessing spatial-listening skills in children and adults. Cochlear Implants International , 12 (3) 164 - 169. 10.1179/146701011X13049348987832.

2010

Lovett, RES; Kitterick, PT; Hewitt, CE; Summerfield, AQ; (2010) Bilateral or unilateral cochlear implantation for deaf children: an observational study. ARCH DIS CHILD , 95 (2) 107 - 112. 10.1136/adc.2009.160325.

Summerfield, AQ; Lovett, RES; Bellenger, H; Batten, G; (2010) Estimates of the Cost-Effectiveness of Pediatric Bilateral Cochlear Implantation. EAR HEARING , 31 (5) 611 - 624. 10.1097/AUD.0b013e3181de40cd.

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Photo Credit: Philip Meech/ Action on Hearing Loss


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