Institute of Physics Talk - Dr Martin O'Driscoll

Start time: 18:30 / End time: 19:30 / Date: 06 Feb 2020

Open to: Any UOL students / Any UOL staff / General Public

Type: Seminar

Cost: N/A

Contact: For more information contact Dr Marion Leibl at

Website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/physics/seminars/


About the event

Dr Martin O'Driscoll

Consultant Clinical Scientist (Audiology), Manchester Royal Infirmary

Talk: Audiology - Breaking the sound barrier

"Blindness cuts one off from things, but deafness cuts one off from people" - Helen Keller. Hearing loss affects 1 in 6 in the UK and is associated with isolation and dementia. Technological advances have led to a remarkable ability to restore functional hearing to deaf people with cochlear implants. This talk describes the pioneering implant work performed in audiology in Manchester for over 30 years.

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