Mr Paul Radomskij
Senior Teaching Fellow
The Ear Institute
Faculty of Brain Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Mar 1996
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
- Evaluation of Auditory Steady State responses for estimating hearing sensitivity
- Calibration of Click and tone burst stimuli used in ABR recordings
- Sound localisation in subjects with aided /unaided unilateral hearing loss
- Subjective measure of vertigo and objective measures of improvement in vestibular function
- Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials and subjective visual vertical and horizontal
- Effect of mental alerting on vestibular testing
- Efficacy of clinical tests of balance
- Normative study – Whole body rotation tests (Ages 20 to 30)
- Caloric testing in normals and patients with vestibular disorders - A Meta Analysis of the literature
Being from a Medical Physics background, and therefore obviously a geek and painfully shy, I was gently introduced to wonderful world of Audiological Science via my first research job. My role was to develop a ‘bespoke’ static body sway platform. As I was based within an audiology department, I was surrounded by a very supportive, friendly and caring team of audiologist and doctors. 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 arrived at UCL in 1996, enticed by the opportunity to work alongside staff and students from across the world in a world-class academic institution, working mainly to support Professor Deepak Prasher in the running of the relatively new MSc Audiological science course. I feel privileged to work in a role that combines science, applied research, patient interaction and now teaching. I get to work along side some of the most inspirational, hard working and dedicated people in their respective fields.
I am currently course director for the MSc in Audiological Science and coordinate a number of BSc and MSc modules. I am also ex-Chair of the Balance Interest Group (British Society of Audiology); full member of the British Academy of Audiology, British society of Audiology, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. In my spare time I work at St George's Hospital, London and act as external examiner for the BSc / MSc Courses in Speech & Language therapy at City University and Audiology at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh.
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.