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Michael Akeroyd

Professor of Hearing Sciences/MRC Institute of Hearing Research Director, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

I have been Director of the MRC Institute of Hearing Research since April 2015. I did my PhD at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge, then postdocs at MRC IHR Nottingham, University of Connecticut Health Centre, and the University of Sussex before joining the Scottish Section of MRC /CSO Institute of Hearing Research, Glasgow in 2002 as a Programme Leader Track. I became the Section Director in Glasgow in 2008.

Expertise Summary

Hearing; speech perception

Research Summary

About one in six UK adults has an auditory disability, rising to one in two over 75. IHR is as an interdisciplinary research institute, conducting experimental research on hearing impairment in… read more

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About one in six UK adults has an auditory disability, rising to one in two over 75. IHR is as an interdisciplinary research institute, conducting experimental research on hearing impairment in adults and children underpinned by basic science into the brain mechanisms of hearing. We conduct auditory science of the highest quality, continually championing the most exciting, innovative research, hoping to discover new phenomena and to further their explanations, while also developing innovative new methods and interventions. The questions motivating IHR's scientific research are the scientific "Grand Challenges" in hearing: to solve, for adults and children with (or without) hearing losses the questions of "What do they hear of the world?", "What do they miss?", "What can be done about it?", and, underpinning all these, "How do we hear?".

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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