UCL Ear Institute

Prof Doris Bamiou

Prof Doris Bamiou

Professor of Neuroaudiology

The Ear Institute

Faculty of Brain Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Apr 2001

Research summary

My research focus is on translational research in Neuro-Audiology, i.e. the intersection of Audiology, Vestibular Science and Cognitive Neuroscience, that has the potential to lead to direct patient benefit. My key research aims are: 

a. To investigate auditory processing in normal and neurological subjects (stroke; neuropathies; dementia;etc), and correlate with brain structure and genotype.

b. To assess the prevalence of hearing loss and auditory processing deficits in patients with neurological disorders (stroke; neuropathies;dementia etc) , and their correlation with patient reported symptoms and communication, and explore intervention strategies (including remote microphone systems and auditory training). 

c. To assess management interventions for auditory processing disorders in normal and neurological populations across the age span. 

d. To investigate the association of vestibular/balance disorders with psychiatric/cognitive disorders and how this affects vestibular rehabilitation outcomes, with special interest in balance in older adults and neurological patients.

e. To harness technological developments for the accurate diagnosis and individualised rehabilitation of audiovestibular disorders

Teaching summary

CoDirector of MSc in Otology and Audiology (Ear Institute, UCL) since 2010

Director of the yearly/two yearly Masterclass in Auditory Processing Disorders since 2008.

Director of the Queen Square Dizziness Course.

I have supervised to successful completion of their studies so far 11 PhD and 1 MD student at UCL. 


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2007
Not stated
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training | 2002
Not stated
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training | 1996
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1996
Not stated
Doctorate, Ptychio Iatrikes | 1988


I am a Professor in Neuroaudiology at the UCL Ear Institute, and Honorary Consultant in Audiological Medicine at the University College London Hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital. My contribution to the clinical and research field of Auditory Processing Disorders has been recognized with several prizes and awards.  I started my academic career on a personal Senior Lectureship award by the Department of Health Higher Education Funding Council for England. Before that, I trained in ENT in Greece, in Audiological Medicine in the UK and undertook a three-month funded fellowship to train in auditory processing disorders in Professor Musiek’s department in USA, following which I undertook a PhD on auditory processing in patients with structural brain lesions.

I have been Director and Organiser of the Current Trends in Auditory Processing Disorders instructional courses (since 2001) and UCL masterclass in Auditory Processing Disorders (since 2008) and Programme Director of the MSc in Audiovestibular Medicine (UCL) since 2010. I have served as Secretary elect  of the British Society of Audiology, Chair of the Auditory Processing Disorders Specialist Interest Group (BSA), Editor of the Neuro-otology Module of the eBrain e-learning module (RCP and EFNS). Secretary of the International Association of Physicians in Audiology.  Currently I am adviser in Audiology to the JLO, and in the Editorial Board of the Audiological Medicine journal, the Folia Logopaedica Phoniatrica and the International Journal of Audiology.