The Cambridge Hearing Group (CHG) comprises over 30 hearing researchers across two Universities and a major teaching hospital in Cambridge. Our collaborations within Cambridge enable us to have a clear pipeline for research activities to flow between the lab and the clinic. There are unusually strong links between academic researchers and clinical partners at Addenbrookes hospital and in the private hearing sector. We have a strong network of collaborators in the UK, Europe, North America, Canada and Australia.
Current major research themes include cochlear-implant research, from front-end signal processing to objective measures of neural health, neuroplasticity in normal and hearing-impaired listeners, binaural processing, the effects of hearing loss throughout the lifespan, and both physical and computational models of hearing.
The group benefits from a wealth of world-class expertise in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, surgery, speech science, audiology, auditory physiology, electrophysiology, material science, and computer science. We use a wide variety of research tools to produce cutting-edge research. These include psychoacoustics, virtual reality, speech perception, web-based data collection, objective measures such as EEG, biophysical and computational models of the inner ear, cadaveric studies, clinical models, and paediatric studies.
The CHG is open to collaboration with other hearing and speech research groups around the world, and can be contacted in the first instance at
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Friends from the Cambridge Hearing group and worldwide met on March 29th for a Hedwigfest, celebrating the achievements of Hedwig Gockel who is retiring after many years of hearing research in Cambridge.