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Graham Naylor

Professor of Hearing Sciences, Section Director, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Since 1st October 2015, I have been Director of the Scottish Section of Hearing Sciences (formerly the MRC/CSO Institute of Hearing Research) in Glasgow. I lead the section's research programme in the areas of hearing disability and hearing aids, with projects seeking to understand real-life auditory behaviour, improve methods of assessing disability and intervention benefit, and propose innovative solutions for hearing problems.

Prior to joining IHR, I worked for 20+ years in research in the Danish hearing-aid industry, including from 2000-2013 as Director of Oticon's Eriksholm Research Centre. Here I directed numerous research projects which have impacted the wider field of hearing-aid R&D.

Expertise Summary

Hearing impairment: psychoacoustics, disability, intervention, rehabilitation.

Communication behaviour, clinical processes in hearing device interventions.

Cognitive hearing science: Effort, Fatigue.

Hearing aids: design, evaluation, innovation.

Methodologies: Psychophysics, self-report, field trials, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), mathematical modelling, placebo, big data, motion tracking, eye tracking, pupillometry.

Research Summary

Description of real-world auditory ecology via self-report, objective measurement and momentary assessment.

Evaluation of listening effort and hearing-loss related fatigue via pupillometry

Individual differences in hearing disability; diagnosis and stratified treatment.

Use of large-scale hearing health service delivery data for research; pitfalls and potential.

Predictors of long-term persistence with hearing aids - general health, cognitive decline, treatment pathway, comorbidities, audiometric configuration.

Do hearing aids alleviate fatigue in the hearing-impaired ?

Micro-behaviours during conversation in challenging acoustic conditions: what do they tell us about hearing problems and potential solutions?

Recent Publications

  • KEIDSER, GITTE, NAYLOR, GRAHAM, BRUNGART, DOUGLAS S, CADUFF, ANDREAS, CAMPOS, JENNIFER, CARLILE, SIMON, CARPENTER, MARK G, GRIMM, GISO, HOHMANN, VOLKER, HOLUBE, INGA, LAUNER, STEFAN, LUNNER, THOMAS, MEHRA, RAVISH, RAPPORT, FRANCES, SLANEY, MALCOLM and SMEDS, KAROLINA, 2022. Comment on the Point of View "Ecological Validity, External Validity and Mundane Realism in Hearing Science". Ear and hearing.
  • BURKE, LOUISE and NAYLOR, GRAHAM, 2022. Smartphone App-Based Noncontact Ecological Momentary Assessment With Experienced and Naive Older Participants: Feasibility Study. JMIR formative research. 6(3), e27677
  • GRAETZER, SIMONE, AKEROYD, MICHAEL A., BARKER, JON, COX, TREVOR J., CULLING, JOHN F., NAYLOR, GRAHAM, PORTER, ESZTER and VIVEROS-MUNOZ, RHODDY, 2022. Dataset of British English speech recordings for psychoacoustics and speech processing research: The clarity speech corpus DATA IN BRIEF. 41,
  • NICORAS, RALUCA, GOTOWIEC, SARAH, HADLEY, LAUREN V, SMEDS, KAROLINA and NAYLOR, GRAHAM, 2022. Conversation success in one-to-one and group conversation: a group concept mapping study of adults with normal and impaired hearing. International journal of audiology. 1-9

Hearing Sciences - Scottish Section

Past Research

Interactions between cognitive function, listening performance and hearing-aid signal processing algorithms.

Computer modelling of room acoustics.

Individual differences in hearing disability; diagnosis and stratified treatment.

Hearing-aid fitting procedures; pathways to optimal results.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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