UCL Ear Institute

Dr Hannah Cooper

Dr Hannah Cooper

Lecturer in Audiology

The Ear Institute

Faculty of Brain Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Nov 2016

Research summary

I am interested in the neurodevelopment of children with hearing loss, in particular, children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, and also children with other disorders such as congenital hypothyroidism which may make them more prone to hearing and communication problems. I also investigate how we can use assistive technologies to improve outcomes for children with hearing loss.

Teaching summary

I am course director for the MSc in Advanced Audiology - see here for more details: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/advanced-audiology-msc

I coordinate a number of BSc and MSc modules including:

  • Introduction to amplification and aural rehabilitation
  • Practical aural rehabilitation
  • Advanced amplification and aural rehabilitation


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2017
University of Southampton
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2006
University College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 2004


I began my audiology career in 2004 as a regionally funded trainee Clinical Scientist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. I completed an MSc in Audiology at the University of Southampton in 2006, the Certificate of Audiological Competence in 2008, and became a state registered Clinical Scientist in 2009. I was awarded an NIHR/CSO Healthcare Science Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2013 to undertake a PhD at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health which I completed in 2017. I am now a lecturer in audiology at the UCL Ear Institute and continue to work part time as an audiologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.