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Research study to improve clinical practice for babies with hearing loss

Published Date: 29 Aug 2019

Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester are running a research study aimed at developing a new method for checking how well babies can hear through their hearing aids. This may lead to improved infant hearing aid fittings in the future.

Thanks to the national newborn hearing screening programme we are able to identify hearing loss and fit hearing aids from a very young age, which we know helps a child’s language and social development. It can sometimes be difficult to tell how well a hearing aid is fitted to young babies, and this study aims to address this.

The research team are looking for families across England, Scotland and Wales with babies who have been identified with a hearing loss. The babies would need to be no older than seven months at the start of the study.

For more information, and details about how families can get involved, please contact the team on the details below, and download a participant information sheet. You can also download a poster for families and a poster for professionals, and follow these links to find out more:

Read about the research
Watch a video about the team

Phone: 07543 228 856
Email: mft.babyhearingstudy@nhs.net
Facebook: Ladies in the van Audiology and Research Group
Twitter: @ladiesinthevan