Hearing Sciences

Derek Hoare

Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


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    Ropewalk House
    113 The Ropewalk
    NG1 5DU
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Derek is an Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences and leads the Hearing Disorders theme in the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. Derek trained as a nurse at the University of Brighton before moving to The University of Manchester where he completed a BSc (Hons) Neuroscience, a Master of Research in Biological Sciences, and finally a PhD in Sensory Neuroscience. His PhD sought to understand how olfactory sensory information is processed at the level of the single olfactory nerve cells and simple neural systems in an insect model, using a combination of genetic, electrophysiology, and behavioural techniques. This work lead to a particular interest in understanding the abnormal perception of 'phantom' sensations such as tinnitus, and how such sensations might be modulated by experience. He now leads a diverse portfolio of research in tinnitus, hyperacusis, and hearing loss. As well as being an active researcher, Derek is currently Chair of the British Society of Audiology.

Expertise Summary

  • Health service research
  • Systematic reviews
  • Evaluating measures of tinnitus and hyperacusis
  • Defining therapeutic targets
  • Developing novel and complex interventions
  • Evaluating standard and commercial therapies

Recent Publications

Hearing Sciences

Mental Health & Clinical Neuroscience
School of Medicine
University of Nottingham
Medical School, QMC
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

telephone: University Park +44 (0) 115 74 86900
Ropewalk House +44 (0) 115 82 32600
Glasgow +44 (0) 141 242 9665
email: hearing-research@nottingham.ac.uk