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Magdalena Sereda

Senior Research Fellow / British Tinnitus Association Head of Research, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Magdalena joined the NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU in February 2012 as a Research Fellow. Her research focuses on assessing the efficacy of hearing aid provision for people with tinnitus and addressing current lack of research evidence on the specific benefits of hearing aids for tinnitus and standard treatment pathways. Magdalena was appointed to the post of Senior Research Fellow - British Tinnitus Association Head of Research in July 2015.

Magdalena graduated from Warsaw University in Biology and obtained a PhD in Neuropsychology from the Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, Poland. She then accepted a Guest Researcher position at Humboldt University in Berlin where she investigated the effects of salicylate on activity of the neurons in the mouse auditory pathway using in vitro electrophysiology. In 2007 she moved to Nottingham to work as a Career Development Fellow at the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research (MRC IHR). She worked on two projects: the first concentrating on visual and audiovisual speech perception; the second aiming to establish objective characterisation of tinnitus using magnetoencephalography (MEG).

Expertise Summary

Over the years Magdalena's research has concentrated on several aspects of the functioning of the auditory system, including cochlear implant technology and tinnitus. She has 16 years experience of working with people with different hearing disorders including tinnitus sufferers, cochlear implant users and prelingually deaf adolescents. She has gained experience in various audiological, neuropsychological and psychophysiological techniques as well as in vitro animal electrophysiology and brain imaging methods (MEG).

Teaching Summary

I currently supervise two PhD students (one in collaboration with MRC Institute of Hearing Research). I am engaged in a range of training activities for clinicians, Audiology and Biomedical Sciences… read more

Research Summary

The aim of my current research is to provide high quality evidence to inform current clinical practice for people with tinnitus. In particular I am looking at current practice, provision and… read more

Recent Publications

I currently supervise two PhD students (one in collaboration with MRC Institute of Hearing Research). I am engaged in a range of training activities for clinicians, Audiology and Biomedical Sciences students (supervision of students' projects, examiner for students' projects, BTA One Stop Tinnitus Workshop, Clinical Clusters Research Development Event, Audiology Students' visits to the BRU, peer-reviewer for the BAA Higher Training Scheme Research Methods module).

Current Research

The aim of my current research is to provide high quality evidence to inform current clinical practice for people with tinnitus. In particular I am looking at current practice, provision and effectiveness of hearing aids and combination hearing aids for tinnitus.

I use systematic review methods, Delphi review methods, questionnaires, and psychometric tests of hearing, tinnitus and cognition.

- Effectiveness of hearing aid provision for tinnitus

- Current clinical practice and candidacy for fitting hearing aids and combination hearing aids

- Evaluation of digital combination hearing aids for tinnitus

- Self-help interventions for tinnitus

- Relationship between audiometric variables and tinnitus characteristics

Past Research

- Objective characterisation and classification of tinnitus using magnetoecephalography

- Visual and audiovisual speech perception

- Effects of different stimulation parameters on cellular properties within the central auditory pathway

- Effects of noise exposure on central auditory structures

- Neuropsychological basis of restitution of speech comprehension in patients after cochlear implant operation

- Neuropsychology of deafness

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