|UK Students, EU Students
|1st December 2023
|31st August 2024
Supervisory team: Ben Lineton
The mechanical response of the cochlea to sound exhibits an intriguing array of different non-linear phenomena, involving interactions across time and frequency. These remain poorly understood but can be assessed using otoacoustic emissions (OAEs): low-level sounds detectable in the ear canal.
OAEs are measured by presenting sound stimuli to the ear and measuring the response.
Though they are currently used in certain clinical applications (such as diagnosing cochlear impairments in newborn babies), many questions remain:
This project will explore:
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).
Closing date: applications should be received no later than 31st August 2024 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.
Funding: Funding for tuition fees and a living stipend are available on a competitive basis. Funding will be awarded on a rolling basis, so apply early for the best opportunity to be considered.
How to apply
Apply online: Search for a Postgraduate Programme of Study (soton.ac.uk). Select programme type (Research), 2024/25, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, next page select “PhD Engineering & Environment (Full time)”. In Section 2 of the application form you should insert the name of the supervisor Ben Lineton
Applications should include:
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