|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Placed On:||26th January 2023|
|Closes:||14th March 2023|
Location: UK Other
Supervisor 1: Dr. Helen Henshaw firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor 2: Dr. Antje Heinrich email@example.com
Supervisor 3: Dr. Mengfan Wu firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor 4: Dr. Emma Broome email@example.com
Location: NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Ropewalk House, Nottingham.
Funding status: This studentship is funded by the NIHR (National Institute of Health and Care Research) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. The studentship will cover home University rates which includes an annual stipend of £17,668 per annum for 2022/23 and tuition fees. UK/Home students only.
Studentship start date: 1st April 2023. Duration is 36 months full time.
Closing date: 14th March 2023
Project title: Optimising learning for two novel auditory-cognitive training programs in adults with hearing loss
Project description: One in five people in the UK have hearing loss. Hearing loss makes listening and communication difficult, and these difficulties can persist even when hearing aids are used to amplify sounds. Based on previous research we have developed two new training programs designed to help adults with hearing loss improve their listening in real-world environments. The training combines aspects of auditory training (detecting differences in speech stimuli) with aspects of cognitive training (keeping information in mind).
The goal of this PhD is to compare learning between different training protocols and explore the generalised benefits of training to real-world listening using measures of speech perception, cognition, and self-reported listening. There will be scope for experimental research using normal-hearing and hearing-impaired participants. The long-term impact of this research will be the optimisation of new interventions designed to improve outcomes for future NHS hearing aid users.
You should have or expect to obtain a first class or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent), or an MSc/MA, in neuroscience, psychology, audiology or other relevant scientific discipline. Research experience in auditory research will be an advantage. You will have excellent communication and team-working skills, be self-driven and highly motivated. You should also be eligible to apply for relevant research clearances that will be required including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The successful applicant will join a large and vibrant research department and benefit from strong supervisory and peer support, as well as structured training and development.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Helen Henshaw firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply: Please email MS-HS-BRCadmin@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk with the following documents and put “Dr Helen Henshaw - NIHR Nottingham BRC PhD studentship” in the title.
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