UCL Ear Institute


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Research at the Ear Institute is truly interdisciplinary. Studies aimed at understanding the genetic bases of human forms of deafness inform clinical investigations designed to provide early warning to individuals and families most susceptible to age-related or noise-induced hearing loss. Investigations into the development of the inner ear, and its potential for repair and regeneration, cross the boundaries of individual research labs and ensure that progress in one discipline informs research in another.

Laboratories investigating important functions in hearing that arise at different brain centres share resources, facilities and personnel. This interdisciplinary approach enables individual laboratories to pool their expertise, solving problems that may be too big for any one laboratory to solve. In addition, collaborations with partners in other UCL departments, centres and institutes, and across the world, ensure that research at the Ear Institute remains at the cutting edge.

Dr Joerg Albert…

Principal Investigators 

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Fellowship pages

Discover more about the Ear Institute's research fellows.

Rosy Southwell…

PhD students

Find out more about our PhD & MDRes students

UCL Ear Institute Publications…


Read a compiled list of our research publications (organised by research departments)

Deafness check

NIHR-UCLH BRC Deafness and Hearing Problems Theme

Read more about our UCLH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)'s research activity.


EI Technical Support

Read about the work our technicians do to support our research activity.