UCL Ear Institute


Vickers Lab

Welcome to Dr Debi Vickers' lab page.

Our lab focuses on optimising outcomes with auditory implants and hearing aids through training programmes, fitting interventions and the development of sensitive and realistic outcome measures. Our current work concentrates on brain changes following implantation, maximising binaural processing, optimising fitting parameters, music training to improve listening skills, the development of real-life listening assessments and candidacy criteria for cochlear implants.

Our lab makes the link between theoretical and laboratory based research and translates this into real world applications.

Debi is co-lead with Prof Shakeel Saeed, of the "Transforming Hearing Devices" sub-theme within the "Deafness and Hearing" theme of the BRC which is led by Prof Anne Schilder.