UCL News


Remembering George Martin (3 January 1926 - 8 March 2016)

9 March 2016

George Martin KBE CBE, who has just died at the age of 90, was a prominent supporter of work in hearing research who often gave his time to help promote its importance.

George Martin 2006

We are both fortunate and honoured that he formally opened the Ear Institute laboratories in 2006. He freely gave his time to speak at the Ear Institute eloquently on behalf of Deafness Research UK, then based at our offices, explaining how his own hearing problems may have been in large measure due to his exposure to loud sound as part of his work as a music producer.

We send our sympathy to his wife Judy and his children on the passing of an extraordinary man who will be much missed.