Research and Development
The Audiology Department at Central Manchester University
Hospitals is committed to providing the highest quality care
possible. We constantly assess and evaluate services to monitor the
effectiveness of our management of hearing impaired patients.
We regularly look at the following areas:
- Monitoring patient's progress with their hearing aids through
- How our appointments and services are provided to both adult
and paediatric patients.
- Monitoring our hearing aids and how we fit them.
- Looking at patients journeys to Audiology after diseases or
treatments that can affect their hearing.
Currently we are researching:
- Cortical auditory evoked potentials from stimulation at the
cochlear nucleus with an auditory brainstem implant (Martin
- Cisplatin ototoxicity in children with cancer: Evaluating novel
technologies and strategies for early detection (Rachel Booth)
- Cortical auditory evoked potentials in cochlear implant users
- Cortical auditory evoked potentials in normal hearing infants
Recent audit topics:
- Grommet pathway comparison to NICE guidelines (Rachel Hopkins
& Rachel Booth)
- Middle ear implant outcomes (Penny Feltham)
- ENT Referrals from Direct Referral appointments (Simon